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The Queen and Prince Philip still share a special touch and knowing looks after 70 years of marriage — here’s what the body language experts say about them

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But according to Wood, being the Monarch and all, the Queen feels the need to assert her independence, and she is “always trying to be seen as her own person.”

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He naturally lets her take the lead, but he’s never far behind.

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They even have a special touch that isn’t all about affection.

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“This type of hand hold is seen time and time again,” said Wood. “It’s more formal than interlocking fingers but it’s unique to them. It’s their way of reassurance and comfort.”

Although these days, she pointed out, the touch is also for practical reasons, as at 92 years old Her Majesty is not as strong as she once was. “In her older years, the Queen holds hands with the Prince for assistance as opposed to affection.”

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And the Prince is always dutifully ready and waiting. “He’s constantly looking at the Queen to make sure that she’s okay. He’s completely in tune with her needs,” Cobb added.

During public appearances, you’ll often catch them engrossed in a private conversation, a feat for any couple after a lifetime of marriage.

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And they really do seem to still share the look of love…

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…And make each other smile.

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