Kate McCann has said that she finds it too difficult to imagine a reunion with Madeleine:
It's almost like it's so good it's so beautiful that I don't want to take myself there and it not to be real.
Obviously I've had a few dreams along the way and they have been so tangible that it has been incredibly painful, because that's what we want every day.
Here is a timeline of the key events since Madeleine McCann's disappearance.
I've been interviewing the McCanns about Madeleine for five years now and the first thing that strikes you is their togetherness.
The McCanns said they have "no doubt" the Portuguese police will eventually reopen the investigation into Madeleine's disappearance.