Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex selected a smiley photo taken on a trip to Scotland as their 2021 Christmas card.  

The Earl of Wessex and the Countess are smiling in Forfar Golf Course’s June photo. 

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

Seasons greetings! 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, above

Seasons greetings Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex picked a happy photo of a Scottish visit for their 2021 Christmas card. Above: The Earl of Wessex and the Countess, also known as Earl and countess respectively in Scotland are seen smiling at Forfar Golf Course. 

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

Tim Rooke from the Royal Photographic Society shared a picture of the card to Instagram. He also took the above photo.

He tweeted‘Delighted the Earl and Countesss of Wessex chosen my photograph for their Christmas Cards this year. It was taken during a visit at Forfar Golf Club when the Earl made his Forfar Tartan debut. 

The photo shows Sophie, 56 years old, beaming in a blue blazer with vibrant floral print and a navy dress. 

The look is completed with drop earrings and a clutch bag in light blue. 

Prince Edward, aged 57, is seen at her side, wearing a tweed shirt, striped shirt, as well as his Forfar tartan plaid kilt. 

This card comes just two weeks after Duke and Duchess released their Christmas cards. 

This family was photographed during a secret Jordan trip earlier in the year.  

The family snap features the Cambridges and their three children. Kate appears radiant in a khaki gown, while Princess Charlotte is all grown up in her Mango gingham dress. Prince George beams as he poses in a £14.95 camo t-shirt from GAP and grey shorts. 

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

It’s a family affair The announcement comes two weeks following the release of their Christmas card by Duke and Duchess, as pictured. This year, the family was photographed during a secret Jordan trip.

Meawhile, Prince Louis sits cross-legged at the front in a stripey £32 polo shirt from Rachel Riley – a bigger version of the top Prince George wore from the brand during an official visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney when he was nine-months-old, as well as laceless slip-on sneakers by Hampton Canvas, which have been worn by both his older brother and sister.

The exact date of their visit to Jordan has not yet been disclosed, however it seems likely that they visited during the second half of 2011, when restrictions on travel were eased. 

Jordan holds a special significance for the family because 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 an official tour, he spoke of their intention to come back 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. The image shows Charles helping his wife with her face mask, in a nod to the ongoing Covid pandemic

Be supportive of your husband Prince Charles picked a very unusual photo for his Christmas card. It featured him and the Duchess Cornwall at Royal Ascot. In a reference to the Covid pandemic, Charles is seen helping his wife put on a face mask. 

Not only did the Cambridges share their Christmas card but Prince Charles also released an image showing him fixing the face mask of the Duchess Cornwall at the races as part of his festive gift.

This picture was taken at Royal Ascot on June 2, showing the 72-year-old heir-to the-throne helping his wife, who is 73, adjust her mask by the track. 

Given the new restrictions in England requiring that people wear masks when they travel, shop, and in indoor spaces like post offices, theatres, and hairdressers, this snap seems particularly fitting. 

However, it shows Charles as Camilla’s husband and loving spouse. He married Camilla in April 2005 following a long-lasting love affair.