Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex chose a smiling photo from a visit to Scotland for their 2021 Christmas card.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex, known as the Earl and Countess of Forfar in Scotland, are pictured smiling at Forfar Golf Course in June.

A snap of the card was shared on Instagram by Royal Shutterstock photographer Tim Rooke, who took the photo.

Seasons greetings! Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex chose a smiling photo of a visit to Scotland for their 2021 Christmas card. The Earl and Countess of Wessex, known as the Earl and Countess of Forfar in Scotland, are pictured on the train smile at Forfar golf course in June, above

A snap of the card was shared on Instagram by royal photographer Tim Rooke, who took the photo of the couple, above

A snap of the card was shared on Instagram by royal photographer Tim Rooke, who took the photo of the couple, above

He tweeted: ‘Delighted The Earl and Countess of Wessex chose my photo for their Christmas card this year. The photo was taken during a visit to the Forfar Golf Club where the Earl made his Forfar Tartan debut. ‘

In the photo, Sophie, 56, beams in a navy blazer and navy dress printed with a vibrant floral pattern.

She is holding a light blue clutch and finished the look with a pair of earrings.

Beside her is Prince Edward, 57, wearing a tweed blazer, striped shirt and his Forfar tartan kilt.

It comes two weeks after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released their Christmas card.

The family were pictured on a secret trip to Jordan earlier this year.

The Cambridges appear with their three children in the family photo. Kate looks radiant in a khaki dress, while Princess Charlotte looks all grown up as she perches on a stool in a gingham dress by Mango. Prince George beams as he poses in a £ 14.95 camo tee from GAP and gray shorts.

Family affair!  It comes two weeks after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released their Christmas card, pictured.  The family were pictured on a secret trip to Jordan this year

Family affair! It comes two weeks after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released their Christmas card, pictured. The family were pictured on a secret trip to Jordan this year

Meanwhile, Prince Louis sat cross-legged at the front in a striped £ 32 Rachel Riley’s polo shirt – a larger version of the top Prince George wore branded during an official visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney when he was nine months old. old, as well as slip-on slip-on sneakers from Hampton Canvas, which were worn by her older brother and sister.

The exact date of the family’s trip to Jordan has not been revealed, but the visit likely took place towards the end of the year, when travel restrictions were relaxed.

Jordan is of particular importance to the family as the Duchess of Cambridge spent part of her childhood in the country where her father worked as a flight dispatcher for British Airways, and when William visited the Middle East in 2018 on a official tour, he spoke of their intention to return with their children in the future.

Supportive husband!  Prince Charles chose a somewhat unusual image for his Christmas card, featuring himself and the Duchess of Cornwall at Royal Ascot.  Image shows Charles helping his wife with her face mask, in a nod to the ongoing Covid pandemic

Supportive husband! Prince Charles chose a somewhat unusual image for his Christmas card, featuring himself and the Duchess of Cornwall at Royal Ascot. Image shows Charles helping his wife with her face mask, in a nod to the ongoing Covid pandemic

The Cambridges weren’t the only royals to share their Christmas card, with Prince Charles posting an image of himself repairing the Duchess of Cornwall’s face mask during shopping for his festive offering.

The photo, taken on the second day of Royal Ascot in June, shows the Heir to the Throne, 72, helping his wife, 73, adjust her face mask next to the racetrack.

The snapshot, which will be the Prince of Wales’ festive salute this year, seems particularly apt in light of new restrictions requiring English people to wear masks on public transport, shops and indoor public spaces such as post offices, theaters and hairdressers.

But it also portrays Charles as a loving husband to Camilla, whom he married in April 2005 after a love affair that spanned decades.