Buckingham Palace 'disappointed' as The Sun publishes archive footage of Queen & Queen Mum using Nazi salute

StigAt the time of writing it was unclear as to how TBuckingham Palace has said that it is 'disappointed' after The Sun published archive video footage of the Queen and her mother and sister seemingly raising their arms to offer Nazi salutes.

The tabloid newspaper has led with the front cover splash 'Their Royal Heilnesses' with a picture taken from the footage of a young Elizabeth mimicking the gesture being made by her mother and sister Margaret, and Prince Edward VIII encouraging them.

The footage is thought to have been taken in 1933, years before World War II began and while the Nazi party was still in growth.

"It is disappointing that film, shot eight decades ago and apparently from her Majesty's personal family archive, has been obtained and exploited in this manner," said a Palace spokesperson.

Sting Abell, managing editor of the Sun, told the BBC: "I think this is a piece of social history. One of the most significant events in our country's history, the Second World War, the rise of Nazism, one of the most pernicious movements in human history, and I think one is entitled to have a look at some of the background to it."

The newspaper, which has caused outrage overnight as a result of the angle it has taken in pubishing the footage, has dedicated six pages to the images within its Saturday edition.

At the time of writing it was unclear how the newspaper had obtained the footage.

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