Theirs is a partnership based on mutual respect and love - and a shared sense of humour too. The Queen and Prince Philip may live a life in the royal spotlight, but in many respects they are just like any other long-married couple - with their own in jokes and good natured banter. A new book gives a fascinating – and humorous – insight into the light-hearted interactions the couple continue to share almost 70 years after their engagement was officially announced on 9 July 1947. While the couple are now comfortable in each other's company, it wasn't always that way.
Joined by her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth may have been Germany's most popular tourist ever this week, greeted by flag-waving and cheering crowds at each stop during their three-day trip. Getting into the royal spirit, some in the crowd dressed up in morning suits or costumes – and during one highlight of the jaunt, the Queen even made a special effort to greet one little boy dressed like a king, with a royal blue crown and cape. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR A GALLERY OF HIGHLIGHTS Queen Elizabeth meets some pint-sized fans, including a miniature King Photo: Getty Images It was