Prince Philip, who announced Thursday he was stepping back from public life, has been Queen Elizabeth II's loyal consort for almost 70 years but has often hit the headlines for his salty off-the-cuff comments.
After winning the top spot in the first round of France's presidential election, centrist Emmanuel Macron brought his wife Brigitte on stage before cheering supporters and said, "Without her, I wouldn't be me."
He is 39 years old and this is the first election he has ever contested. But Emmanuel Macron's centrist pro-European and pro-business image and his moderate position on social issues have made him a favourite for the presidency.
Donald Trump spent his life running a family firm and the White House is no exception: the first 100 days have given his adult children an unprecedented role even if the first lady lives in the shadows.
French conservative candidate Francois Fillon was one of the early favourites to become president, but his hopes of playing on his experience to win votes collapsed as a fake jobs scandal engulfed his campaign.
"Neither of the right, nor the left" in his own words, Emmanuel Macron is a 39-year-old former banker whose sensational political career, unorthodox marriage and promises to modernise France have captivated the country.
British Prime Minister Theresa May, who on Tuesday called for a snap election, has forged a reputation as a no-nonsense pragmatist seeking to lead the country through one of the most tumultuous periods of its history.