Brits in a twit: Creepy 1933 footage of Edward VIII teaching Nazi salute to Elizabeth

Brits in a twit: Creepy 1933 footage of Edward VIII teaching Nazi salute to Elizabeth
(Image via The Sun)

The film shows the then Princess Elizabeth, just seven, larking about in 1933.

Egging on her sister Princess Margaret, three, is their uncle Prince Edward, Prince of Wales. He was a sympathiser towards Hitler’s Nazi Germany and became King Edward VIII.

The stunning film footage of the Queen performing a Nazi salute is today revealed by The Sun.

The astonishing clip lay hidden for eight decades. The grainy home movie is thought to have been shot in 1933 or 1934, as Hitler rose to supreme power in Germany. …

Facing the camera, [then-Princess Elizabeth] raises her arm in a Nazi salute. Margaret lifts a hand — her left, in a playful wave.

Elizabeth performs a Scottish jig then raises her right arm again, joining in with the Queen Mum as they both stand bolt upright with right arms hoisted. …

While there is clearly no suggestion that the Queen or Queen Mother were ever Nazi sympathisers, Edward’s links with Hitler and fascism are very well documented.

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