Images allegedly showing a young Queen Elizabeth II giving a Nazi salute in the early 1930s have been published by British newspaper ‘The Sun’ .
Buckingham Palace voiced disappointment after the front page of The Sun carried a black-and-white image of the queen, then aged around six, raising her right hand in the air as her mother, the late Queen Mother, does the same. They are joined by her sister Margaret and Uncle Prince Edward, who, of course, later became King Edward, and was accused of having Nazi sympathies.
The headline on the story read: "Their Royal Heilnesses" -- a reference to the "Heil Hitler" greeting used in Nazi Germany.
"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," a spokesman for
Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
The images showing the alleged Nazi salute came from a 20-second black-and-white home movie, which The Sun reported was shot at the Royal family's rural Balmoral estate in Scotland in 1933 or 1934.