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LadyK 04-11-2013 10:53 PM

Royal State Visits (March 2013 Informal Poll)
Welcome to the
March 2013 Informal Picture Poll

Royal State Visits!

The pictures in this poll show the informal side of royalty. This month's poll features photos of state visits.

The poll will close on 30 April 2013. During this time you can discuss as much as you'd like about which image you voted for, as long as you say 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.

stephanievl - Marengo, Lina RdC

Sunnystar - soapstar, Zonk

Humera - Warren

Humera - Mademoiselle Lilo, shrifia

Princess Robijn - Jessrulz, Sternchen

Dragonsfire8 - Al_bina, kkgg1011

Humera - salma

Jessrulz - kyansaunt20

Iceflower - radker18,

Her_Majesty - Maura724

Her_Majesty -

Iceflower -

The Netherlands
Marika86 - Marengo, Lucien

If you have any ideas or suggestions for future polls, please contact LadyK and/or dazzling

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 04-11-2013 10:55 PM

A. Jordan
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State Visit from Spain April 2006-Queen Sofia of Spain hugs Queen Rania during the farewell ceremony in Aqaba.
Source: Hello

B. Sweden
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State visit from Sweden to Belgium - Queen Silvia and King Carl Gustaf posing for a group photo with Queen Paola and King Albert in Brussel during a state visit in May 2001.
Source: Corbis

C. Belgium
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The Belgian and Dutch royal families, Princess Mathilde, Crown Prince Philippe, Queen Paola of Belgium, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, King Albert II, Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Princess Maxima, pose for an official photo at the start of a gala dinner at the Laeken Royal Palace in Brussels June 20, 2006.
Source: REUTERS/Thierry Roge

D. Morocco
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Princess Lalla Salma and Queen Sophia of Spain in the Royal Palace in Marrakech. The Spanish King and his wife Queen Sophia was on state visit to Morocco Jan 2005.
Source: EFE

E. Norway
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Visiting friends:Norwegian King Harald and Queen Sonja warmly welcome Queen Beatrix. The Dutch Queen payed a State Visit to Norway in 2010.
Source: ANP

F. Spain
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Members of the Spanish Royal family attend a gala dinner honouring French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Royal Palace on April 27, 2009.
Source: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images Europe

G. Oman
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Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said talks with Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands in the Al Alam Palace during a welcoming ceremony in honor of her state visit. The Queen, accompanied by the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima, visited Oman from January 10-12, 2012.

H. Denmark
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The State Visit from Sweden, represented by King Carl Gustav, Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria, took place from 9-11 May 2007. From the Danish side, only Crown Princess Mary was missing out, as she had just given birth to Princess Isabella.

Pictured are (LtR) Crown Princess Victoria, Prince-Consort Henrik, King Carl Gustav, Queen Margrethe, Queen Silvia, Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Benedikte during the State Banquet on the first day of the visit.
Source: Scanpix via

I. The Netherlands
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Queen Beatrix visits the Giza plateau with the famous Pyramids and the Sphinx during the State Visit to Egypt, November 1997

J. Great Britain
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Queen Elizabeth II at a gala performance at Covent Garden during the October 1960 state visit of King Mahendra and Queen Ratna, pictured right.
Source: Source

K. Qatar
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The Emir of Qatar inspects the troops during his state visit to Great Britain in October 2010.
Source: Hello

L. Japan
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A gallant King Juan Carlos of Spain kisses the hand of Empress Michiko of Japan prior to a state dinner at the Imperial Palace. The King and his wife, Queen Sofia, were on a six-day state visit to Japan, November 2008.
Source: Zimbio

M. Monaco
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State visit from Monaco to Ireland - Prince Albert and fiancee Charlene Wittstock pose for an official photo with Irish President Mary McAleese and his wife prior to the state dinner in Dublin on April 4, 2011.
Source: gettyimages

N. Thailand
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Cheers! A toast at the state dinner in honor of the Spanish state visit to Thailand. Pictured, left to right: Queen Sirikit of Thailand, King Juan Carlos of Spain, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, and Queen Sofia of Spain. The Spanish monarchs visited Thailand from February 21 to February 23, 2006.

Her_Majesty 04-13-2013 05:19 AM

Don't forget to vote in the official Picture-of-the-month poll, too. :smile::flowers:
You can find it here.

dazzling 05-04-2013 04:29 PM

Congratulations to the winning teams

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

Poll is now closed :flowers:

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