On 30 January the Jordan's Royal Family had a double celebration – the birthdays of King Abdullah and Prince Hashem. The king turns fifty-five while his son turns twelve years old. Queen Rania of Jordan shared a photo her husband and son with the message "A very special day in my family as we celebrate the birthdays of His Majesty and Hashem. Happy birthday to my two loves" on her Instagram account.
King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan were joined by their four children - Princess Iman, Prince Hashem, Princess Salma and Crown Prince Hussein - for their 2016-2017 New Year card, which showed the royals dressed down in everyday wear for the sweet family portrait taken on the steps of the palace of Amman