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Queen Rania shares new family photo

Copyright 2020, Royal Hashemite Court

Queen Rania of Jordan has shared a new photo of her family to mark 2020 coming to an end. The family photograph shows King Abdullah II and Queen Rania with their four children: Crown Prince Hussein (26), Princess Iman (24), Princess Salma (20) and Prince Hashem (15).

The Jordanian Royal Family releases a new family portrait each December to celebrate the New Year, and as such, the family portrait follows a yearly tradition.

The Queen posted the image on her Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts saying in both Arabic and English: “This year, even as we have kept our distance, we’ve all held our loved ones a little closer in our hearts. Sending prayers for health and happiness to all.”

Copyright 2020, Royal Hashemite Court

On Instagram alone, the post has over 300,000 likes and numerous comments. Queen Rania is one of the most active royals on social media, having accounts on most platforms to share her charity work and to promote Jordan.

She has not been able to undertake as many events recently due to the pandemic, but the Queen did join her husband on Monday at a digital meeting with distinguished Jordanians with disabilities. She said that their stories and accomplishments “give us immense pride!”

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.