Prince William and Kate delighted all, us, royal fans with their 2021 family Christmas card, taken on a family holiday to Jordan.
The particular choice of snap and location is a nod to the Middleton family, Kate’s family, as they called Jordan home for three years when Michael worked in the region as a British Airways pilot. It seems the family loved their time there, having previously shared photos from the period in the 80s.
The photo showing Kate and William (who was wearing shorts!) surrounded by their three little royals George, Charlotte and Louis sitting outside on the rocks is an adorable family memory, but it is also proof that Prince William has kept a three-year-old promise.
In 2018 Prince William visited Jordan as part of a five-day tour, unfortunately, Kate had to miss the trip, but she had a very good reason as she was on maternity leave after welcoming Prince Louis to the word.
William said Kate was “very upset” to miss the visit, as she had wanted to return to the area, so during a visit to the archaeological site at Jerash, a spot Kate had visited, he did something very thoughtful for her.
During their time in Jordan, the Middletons had visited the ruins of a first-century Roman city and posed for an adorable family photo, showing Kate with dad Michael and sister Pippa overlooking the incredible site.
As Kate wasn’t there to recreate the adorable moment William did it for her, in beige trousers and a blue blazer he stood and smiled in the hellish temperatures, promising that he “needs to come back with the family for this shot”.
And it seems the Prince kept his promise, while the snap the royals released doesn’t quite recreate the original it does capture the country beautifully, and we’re sure they have recreation in their private photo albums.
They released their image for the Christmas card with the simple caption: “Delighted to share a new image of the family, which features on this year’s Christmas card.”