World's 'most photogenic' royal family wows with holiday card

Penny Burfitt
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Queen Rania and King Abdullah II have shared their family card for the new year. photo: Instagram/ queenrania

‘Tis the season to keep your eyes peeled for adorable holiday cards from our favourite royal families, but it looks like this year has already been well and truly won by what is often described as the world’s most photogenic royals.

While royal watchers eagerly await Kate and Wills’ Christmas greeting, not to mention Harry and Meghan’s, over the weekend the Jordanian royal family dropped their annual holiday photo and it’s blown any competition well and truly out of the water.

Queen Rania of Jordan, 49, took to her Instagram to share the snap of what may just be the world’s most photogenic royal family this week, and it’s served as a reminder of Jordan’s stunning royal family.

Close-knit ‘beautiful’ family

The royal family of Jordan have shared their best wishes for the new year with a remarkably photogenic snap. Photo: Instagram/queenrania

The Queen, her husband King Abdullah II and their four children all pose in simple white shirts in the no-frills family shot.

Behind the royal couple, 23-year-old Princess Iman, 19-year-old Princess Salma and 25-year-old Crown Prince Hussein, huddle close.

Meanwhile the baby of the family, 14-year-old Prince Hashem, sticks close to dad’s side in the sweet snap.

The family all bear a startling similarity to one another, with sisters Iman and Salma easily mistaken for twins.

Queen Rania wears a simple white shirt cinched at the waist with a black tie, and poses with her arm wrapped around Husband Abullah’s waist.

The photo released to the page is, of course, a greeting for the new year rather than a Christmas card coming from the prolific Muslim rulers.

The sweet message to royal followers was captioned in the nation’s official language of Arabic as well as English.

“Best wishes from our family to yours as we approach the New Year,” the caption reads.

The photo was received with delight by the Queen’s almost 6 million followers, many of whom left a comment and half a million of whom have already liked the post.

The Hashemite royal family

The Hashemite's have ruled Jordan since the 1920's. Photo: Getty Images

The royals belong to the Hashemite family which has ruled the Arabic country since 1921, and King Abdullah has reigned for 20 years since 1999.

A central nation in a region rocked by instability for most of the 21st century, the constitutional monarchy is widely praised for his efforts at peacekeeping and moderation in a volatile environment.

Meanwhile, other nation’s royals have similarly shared their best wishes, while British enthusiasts wait impatiently for their own royal greeting.

In the meantime, fans have been left squirming after a very awkward moment between Kate and Wills was spotted in a BBC Christmas special A Berry Royal Christmas.

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