Buckingham Palace said he was “disappointed” by Friday’s publication The Sun a video of Queen Elizabeth II, at the age of about six years, and by his mother Nazi salvation in 1933, on the rise of Nazism. “It is disappointing that a film shot there eighty years and apparently from the personal archives of the royal family has been obtained and operated in this way,” said a Buckingham Palace spokesman in a statement.
There are ten, The Sun , the most sold in Britain newspaper published a photo of Prince Harry wearing a swastika armband at a costume party. Fifth in the Line of succession to the British throne, Harry had then apologized.
The images published Saturday by the Sun are taken from an amateur film, never released before, twenty seconds, shot in 1933 or 1934 in the summer residence of the royal family, the Scottish castle of Balmoral. The video, posted on the newspaper’s website, shows the future queen raising his arm three times in the air, dancing and playing with a dog corgi. In the group there is also the sister of the Queen, Princess Margaret, and their uncle, the future King Edward VIII, who apparently is trying to encourage them to do so.
The precise nature of the links Edward VIII with the Nazis is still debated in Britain. Edward met Hitler in Germany in 1937, a year after he abdicated in order to marry an American divorcee, Wallis Simpson.
“fascinating overview twisted prejudices of Edward VIII ‘
The Sun has justified the publication of these pictures, saying they offered “a fascinating insight twisted prejudices of Edward VIII.” “We are releasing today knowing that they in no way give a bad image of our Queen, his deceased sister and mother,” the newspaper added. A source close to the royal family speaking on condition of anonymity said that the current queen was “quite unable to give meaning to this gesture” at a young age.
No leak against the “Blitz”
“The service and the queen of dedication and his family to the welfare of our nation during the war and the 63 years that the Queen has gone to build relationships between nations and peoples speak for themselves, “added the source. According to the same source, “nobody at that time knew how the situation would evolve in Germany”.
The condition in which many Britons still hold the queen mother (Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon) died in 2002, is largely linked to its decision and that of her husband, King George VI, not to leave London during the “Blitz”, the German bombing of London during the summer of 1940.