News Buckingham Palace 'disappointed' at 1933 footage of the Queen released by The Sun

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  1. dawg

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    Buckingham Palace says it is "disappointing" that The Sun is "exploiting" the Royal family's personal film archive to suggest the Queen took part in a Nazi salute

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    Buckingham Palace on Friday night condemned the “exploitation” by a tabloid newspaper of footage of the Queen and her family performing Nazi salutes in 1933.

    The seven-year-old Princess Elizabeth, as she then was, is shown in a home movie playing up to the camera in black and white footage shot by the future King George VI at Balmoral.

    The Queen, her sister Princess Margaret, their mother Queen Elizabeth and their uncle the Prince of Wales, later Edward VIII, all make Nazi salutes in what appears to be mockery of Adolf Hitler.

    The Sun newspaper has printed still images from the cine film on its front page on Saturday, with the headline “Their Royal Heilnesses”, which sources close to the Queen described as “misleading and dishonest”.

    The Royal Household was particularly angry at the newspaper’s decision to print the 82-year-old images, which have never been seen before, just three weeks after the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visited the site of the former Nazi concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen in Germany.



    A Buckingham Palace spokesman said on Friday night: "It is disappointing that a film, shot eight decades ago and apparently from HM's personal family archive, has been obtained and exploited in this manner.”

    In the film, the Queen, apparently egged on by her uncle, salutes three times, while the Queen Mother salutes twice, Princess Margaret salutes once with her left hand and finally the future Edward VIII joins in with his own salute.

    At the time the film was shot, Hitler was parodied in Britain as much as he was feared, the full scale of his evil intent unimaginable to the watching world.

    In a leading article, the Sun accepts that Hitler, newly installed as Germany’s Chancellor, was “a faintly comic character” at the time, but argues that the involvement of the future Edward VIII, a known Nazi sympathiser, makes the film historically significant.

    Edward, who feared a communist revolution following the murder of Russia’s royal family, courted Hitler when he met him three years after the film was shot.

    In the footage, Edward appears to be smiling and encouraging his nieces to make the Nazi salute.

    A royal source said: “Most people will see these pictures in their proper context and time. This is a family playing and momentarily referencing a gesture many would have seen from contemporary news reels.

    "If you watch the film it is people laughing and joking around and playing, and it was one of the things of the day.

    “No one at that time had any sense how it would evolve. To imply anything else is misleading and dishonest.

    “The Queen is around six years of age at the time and entirely innocent of attaching any meaning to these gestures.

    “The Queen and her family's service and dedication to the welfare of this nation during the war, and the 63 years the Queen has spent building relations between nations and peoples speaks for itself.”

    It was unclear on Friday night how The Sun had obtained the footage, which it argued was part of a “hidden” archive of material relating to the Royal family which it said should now be released.

    Ten years ago The Sun carried pictures on its front page of Prince Harry wearing a Nazi uniform, complete with Swastika armband, to a fancy dress party.

    On that occasion Clarence House issued an apology from Prince Harry over his “poor choice of costume”.



     
  2. Samurai

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    I think the whole "royalty" thing is garbage. We fought a war to be free of that nonsense. HOWEVER, Elizabeth was just a girl when this occurred and her father was teaching her to do it.

    Much ado about nothing.
     
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    Well,She is German.....
     
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    then she better not visit Israel.
     
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    She vil if she vants too.
     
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    Because of this, I....must kill.....the Queen.
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    I don't think she ever has, nor any of the British Royal Family :dontknow:
     
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    now that they have seen this video,no way.
     
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    Time is a bitch.
     
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    Perhaps it's not so much about The Queen, but the people around her....? :dontknow:
     
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    Kids imitate what they see, if she was 7 years old today she'd be doing that Whip, NaeNae dance.

     
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    Hitler was plotting to put Edward VIII back on the throne due to friendly ties with him. Also, the Germans thought the royal family should have been on their side during the first WW1 because of their German roots. It was also around this time that they changed their name from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to Windsor. One of the royals, I forget which one, named their son Karl Adolf. Draw your own conclusions.
     
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    The Queen's consort Prince Philip was a Nazi supporter and continues to make public "gaffes" that reveal he hasn't changed his views.

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    I think all his sisters married SS officers.
     
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    after reading posts # 14 and 16 I can see why.
     
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    Well to be fair so did Prescott Bush.
     
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    Look, if the Royal Family had any real value this would be pretty bad....but they don't. They're rich figure heads kept as a reminder of what used to be. I've got nothing against them, but they are what they are.
     
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    The real power they have comes from the illuminati @skylarbrie
     
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