• New book gives insight into the Queen's marriage with Prince Philip

    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.

  • Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip nonstop on their three-day trip to Germany

    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