Home Movies Show Young Queen Elizabeth Giving Nazi Salute

The Sun, a London tabloid newspaper, published the video of then 7-year-old Queen Elizabeth II.
1:42 | 07/19/15

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Karen, thank you. Next to a controversy across the pond. A british newspaper revealing home movies that show queen Elizabeth as a little girl giving a nazi salute. Tonight the outrage and the debate over the meaning of a gesture made by a child 82 years ago. We have the story from London. Reporter: Shock and anger from Buckingham palace after video surfaces of then 7-year-old queen Elizabeth ii giving the nazi salute. The sun publishing footage of the queen with her sister princess Margaret, the queen mum, and their uncle Edward viii. The sun running a still image on the front page, calling it a matter of historical significance. Not everyone agrees. It's a real shame that they had to put that out there, but people will do anything to sell papers. She was too young to realize what she was doing and she was being influenced by all the people. Reporter: The video is believed to have been shot in 1933 as hitler was rising to power as furor of Germany and courting european nobility. Even if that gesture had the connotations then that it does now, she was 6 or 7. She would have had no idea what she was doing. Reporter: Edward the viii reportedly friendly with hitler at the time. Unlike her uncle, the queen then a princess, reflecting a different stance during world war ii, becoming a face of the anti-nazi resolve. Buckingham palace says it's disappointed the private home video was obtained and exploited in this manner. The palace hopes the public puts the film in context.

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