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LadyK 12-09-2009 04:42 PM

November 2009 Informal Poll
Welcome to the
November 2009 Informal Picture of the Month Poll!

This month's poll features Favorite Family Photoshoots.

The pictures in this poll show the informal side of royalty. It will close on 3 January 2010. During this time, we ask that NO ONE STATE WHOM THEY'VE VOTED FOR so as not to influence other members as they make their choices. After the poll closes, you can discuss as much as you'd like about which image you voted for and why.

This month, our Picture of the Month representatives had help in selecting their images with a small committee of their choosing. Below, you can see each royal house's representative (in bold) followed by their chosen committee members.

Ladyleana - stephanievl, Marengo


Humera - Warren

Princess Robijn - Jessrulz, Madame Royale

Rhapsodybrat - Odette

Dragonsfire8 - Al_bina, kkgg101

Humera - Little_star, salma

Jessrulz - grim_lady, kyansaunt20

Iceflower - radker18,

Her_Majesty - Maura724

Paty - Ladejesus, Mari_*

Iceflower - HRH Kerry

The Netherlands
Princess Maxima - Marengo, Lucien

If you have any ideas or suggestions for future polls you can post them there or contact Dazzling or LadyK.

Please note that the links in the above poll have been posted in random order and do not reflect the opinions of the moderating team.

Enjoy and have fun! :flowers:
LadyK & Dazzling

LadyK 12-09-2009 04:44 PM

A. Luxembourg

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Source: The Grand Ducal Website

Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and family pose for a family picture in honor of Grand Duke Henri's 9 year enthronement

B. Morocco

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Source: Blog du Maroc

(L-R) Lalla Asma, Lalla Meryem, King Muhammad VI and Crown Prince Moulay Hassan, Lalla Salma and Lalla Khadija, Moulay Rachid and Lalla Hasna pose for a family portrait in March 2007. The picture was released as part of a photo session to mark the birth of Lalla Khadija who was born on February 28, 2007.

C. Japan

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Source: Belga/AFP

Japan`s Imperial Family members pose 01January 1971 for 1971 New Year photgraph. From the left, Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko holding their daughter Princess Nori and beside her their two sons, Prince Aya and and Prince Hiro. Next to them stand the Prince and Princess Hitachi. Seated are Emperor Hirohito and his wife Empress Nagako.

D. Spain

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Source: Source/El Pais

Spanish Royal Family pose for the media on the ocasion the Infanta Cristina's children first communion.

E. Sweden

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Source: German Neue Post

A lovely birthday portrait - On the occasion of King Carl Gustaf's 34th birthday, the Swedish royal family poses for an official picture at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden, in April 1980.

F. Serbia

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Source: Zvanicna Veb prezentacija Kraljevske Porodice Srbije

Crown Prince Alexander II with his 3 sons, Prince Alexander, Prince Philip and Prince Peter, and their dog Bruno in Zermatt, Switzerland.

G. Belgium

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Source: Corbis

Christmas 2007- The Duke and Duchess of Brabant's family portrait

H. Norway

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Source: Scanpix

The Norwegian Royal family during the official christmas photo shooting in 2000.
You can see Queen Sonja playing with three-year-old Marius, son of Mette-Marit Tjessem Hoiby , back then still the fiancee of Crown Prince Haakon.

I. Russia

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Source: Picture Copyright expire- Image is in Public Domain
Image colorized by TRF member Velkoknezna Maria

Minnie, as Empress Maria Fyodorovna was known to her family, with Nicky – future Nicholas II.

J. Denmark

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Source: Danish Royal Watchers

February 25, 2009: TRH Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, HRH Prince Christian and HRH Princess Isabella during a photoshoot in Klosters, Switserland.

K. Brunei

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Source: Infofoto

August 14, 2009 – Princess Azrinaz attends the Second Brunei Darussalam International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BRIDEX) with her children Prince Abdul Wakeel and Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah.

L. Romania

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Source: Copyright is expired, image found at Tom's Place - Carmen Sylva Regina Elisabeta, Queen Marie Regina Maria, Princess Ileana, Romania, English Concertina, Classics Illustrated, Chicago

Queen Marie of Romania (then Crown Princess) with two of her daughters.

M. Jordan

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Source: Hello Magazine

(L-R) Princess Iman, Prince Hussein, King Abdullah II, Princess Salma and Queen Rania enjoy a walk on the beach at their home in Aqaba ca. May 2005.

N. The Netherlands

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Source: ANP

Queen Beatrix and her grandchildren in 2006. Pictured on the terrace at castle 't Oude Loo in Apeldoorn.

O. Monaco

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Source: bunte

Two lovely princesses in matching clothes - Princess Grace of Monaco and daughter Princess Stephanie pose for a picture at the Princely Palace of Monaco in the early 1970s.

Her_Majesty 12-13-2009 05:25 AM

Oh I didn't even notice the November Polls were out already! :biggrin:

dazzling 12-13-2009 06:44 AM

Posted today :lol:
The variety of pictures IMO are lovely, some pictures with the whole family including aunts and uncle (Morocco) some with grandchildren with their grandma (The Netherlands) and some with the parents which is also really nice.
All the best to the teams :flowers:

Her_Majesty 12-13-2009 07:31 AM


Originally Posted by dazzling (Post 1030339)
Posted today :lol:

Oh, I see. :lol: The posting date said 9th of December. I thought they were open since then. :D

agami.pearl 12-14-2009 02:52 AM

As always-good job teams:flower:
This time I had a difficult decision.

Lumutqueen 12-15-2009 04:44 PM

May i enquire as to who the little girl on the left bench is? and who is Eloise holding? :smile:

Her_Majesty 12-16-2009 04:30 AM


Originally Posted by lumutqueen (Post 1031244)

May i enquire as to who the little girl on the left bench is? and who is Eloise holding? :smile:

The girl on the left bench is Mabel's and Friso's elder daughter Luana.
The baby Eloise is holding is Leononore, the youngest daughter of Constantijn and Laurentien.

Lumutqueen 12-16-2009 06:15 PM


Originally Posted by Her_Majesty (Post 1031377)
The girl on the left bench is Mabel's and Friso's elder daughter Luana.
The baby Eloise is holding is Leononore, the youngest daughter of Constantijn and Laurentien.

Why thank you.
I don't think I have ever seen a cuter baby than Luana. :flowers:

blauerengel 12-18-2009 04:09 AM

great pictures this month! i had a hard time to decide which one i like best!

Vanesa 12-22-2009 11:34 PM

I fighted with myself a lot before choicing ONLY one pic...My! This time was very hard! I have a tendence to choice historical photos, but by now, I'd rather choose the one in which family , tenderness and joy belnds together. Just guess wich one...:biggrin:


RhapsodyBrat 12-24-2009 06:26 AM

Great job posting an entry for Romania. What a classic!

crownprincessrhey 12-25-2009 12:04 PM

really love the pictures

Patra 12-25-2009 12:36 PM

Thanks to those who contributed these amazing pictures for November's informal poll, they're great.

royals-royce 12-27-2009 05:39 PM

All of the entries look gorgeous.

Lakshmi 12-28-2009 01:45 AM

all pics are great. This was a difficult choice.

gfg02 12-28-2009 02:10 PM

All photos are great, specially Romania (Queen Marie was so beautiful) and Netherlands.

syracuse 12-30-2009 01:04 AM


Originally Posted by lumutqueen (Post 1031674)
Why thank you.
I don't think I have ever seen a cuter baby than Luana. :flowers:

I have. Mine.

dazzling 01-04-2010 02:25 AM

Poll is now closed, thank you to all who voted :flowers:

Congratulations to the winners

1. The Netherlands
2. Denmark
3. Morocco & Norway

Lumutqueen 01-04-2010 05:27 AM

Yay. My 2 favourites got 1st and 2nd. :clap::clap:

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