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Saturday, 18 July 2015

Buckingham Palace reacts to image of a young Queen Elizabeth II giving a Nazi salute

British Tabloid newspaper today Saturday July 18th published images showing a then six year-old Queen Elizabeth II giving a Nazi salute in the early 1930s. She was with her 3-year-old sister Princess Margaret and her uncle, who would later be crowned Edward VIII. The dramatic headline on the story read; Their Royal Heilnesses - a reference to the 'Heil Hitler' greeting used in Nazi Germany

Buckingham Palace released a statement through a spokesman saying "It is disappointing that film shot eight decades ago and apparently from HM’s (her majesty’s) personal family archive has been obtained and exploited in this manner."


The Sun also published a separate explanation of why it decided to run the footage, saying the images must be seen in their historical context.
"These images have lain hidden for 82 years. We publish them today, knowing they do not reflect badly on our Queen, her late sister or mother in any way.
"They do, however, provide a fascinating insight into the warped prejudices of Edward VIII and his friends in that bleak, paranoid, tumultuous decade."
Elizabeth ascended to the throne in 1952 following the death of her father...

45 comments:

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Foreign affairs, brb....

Anonymous said...

Y the reaction....




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Anonymous said...

Y the reaction....




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Anonymous said...

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Unknown said...

That 1 concern them, owelecomibeni

Eze said...

Don't understand shit from this

Eze said...

Don't understand shit from this

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Owk good for them.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Wateva

Unknown said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said..
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This babe still be small pikin then nw, make them free person abeg...
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Unknown said...

This Queen has lived shaa.

Unknown said...

They're not serious

Unknown said...

Der business

Anonymous said...

And do I give a damn about this? Hell NO

Unknown said...

Their own ori fifor. No concern of mine. Linda take note!

Unknown said...

Their own ori fifor. No concern of mine. Linda take note!

ary said...

Goes to show that nothing stays hidden forever, I am betting that she has forgotten about footage.

Unknown said...

I dey laugh (in Obj's voice).

Unknown said...

Ok o

Unknown said...

Indeed its disappointing 4d press to release dis publication which might dent d image of d royal family. I wonder wht was their main motive behind dis.

AC£S said...

Manuel Kunmi said...

Okay oooo

Unknown said...

Ko kan aye so am gonna pass

Unknown said...

Why are they reacting to it when It actually happened?



#TeamBlessed#

Mihearty said...

Their own palava abeg

gentle said...

So in other words the queen's father supported the holocaust genocide of the Jews. Israelites wnt like this.

Unknown said...

Na them sabi...

Akolawole Yandy said...

Alright

Anonymous said...

Oyinbo and amebo

Unknown said...

ok wetin mak me i do nw
deir ish joor

Anonymous said...

No comment
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Throw Edward under the bus as he is dead
And seen as the black sheep of the family

Unknown said...

I don't see anything wrong in the pix.

Unknown said...

Hmmm

fikky babe said...

Moral of the story, watch what you do today as it could come back to haunt you tomorrow

Anonymous said...

Ada pls go and do a research about Adolph hitler and then you will understand better..or go to Netflix documentary movies and search for hitler...that's the nazi salute...he basically and single handedly caused the world war..

Anonymous said...

Waoh..in as much as we can not really blame the queen back then,as she was just a child, her uncle needs to be stripped off every honor/title or whatever has been given or bestowed upon him..dead or alive...if you don't know about the nazi salute, you need to go see the movie.or do research..

I B M bolubantin said...

Let's stop celebrating evil

Anonymous said...

No be freedom of speech? Why complain?

gentle said...

*queen's uncle.

Unknown said...

Dis is wht I call epic shading to d royal family...

Anonymous said...

The sun in making a mountain out of nothing. In 1933, the Nazi party had not begun the occupation of Europe and its anti Semitic policies were not at the forefront of their to do list being put to work. Hitler was lets not forget a charismatic ruler who made grand speeches no matter which way you look at him. He was your modern day version of yes I can, who brought hope for the Arian race which had been battered by the effects of the 1st world war. Most people found his staunch pose and rhetorics amusing especially in the United Kingdom where attitudes were far laid back than in Germany. To practice the heil Hitler salute which became engrafted in the third Reich was done as a thing of fun. People coulnt fathom this serious German who spoke to the souls of disillusioned Germans, and could only copy his one famous act. As time rolled on, Hitler's occupation of Poland and. Chechslokovakia and other regions began to reveal the real intent behind this genius of an orator.

Emeka said...


PLEASE,

1 - Elisabeth was ONLY 6 years old in that picture. She does NOT the significance of that salute at that time.

2 - In 1933, when this picture was taken, HITLER was just a few months old in power having been DEMOCRATICALLY elected by millions of German citizens.

3 - In 1933, Hitler was a respectable German head of state. He started world war II ONLY several years later.

So basically, there's NOTHING wrong with this picture besides the need to sell more copies of some trashy British junk newspapers.

Anonymous said...

Ode, how will u understand when all u know is vulgarity and how to suck blood out of someone's breast. Rotten seed like u.

Eze said...

OGOCHUKWU Matilda is that u....tnks dou

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