Palace probe into film leak

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

BUCK­ING­HAM Palace is con­sid­er­ing le­gal ac­tion over leaked footage that shows the Queen as a child per­form­ing a Nazi salute with her fam­ily.

The Palace has launched an in­quiry into how the 17- sec­ond black and white film came into the hands of The Sun news­pa­per.

It shows the Queen, aged six or seven, join the Queen Mother and her un­cle Prince Ed­ward in rais­ing an arm in salute as she played along­side her younger sis­ter, Princess Mar­garet. It is un­der­stood that depend­ing on the out­come of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, the Palace will be look­ing at is­sues of copy­right and pos­si­ble crim­i­nal­ity.

A source said the royal house­hold is try­ing to as­cer­tain where the film came from, who it came from and why it was handed over to the news­pa­per.

A Palace spokesman said: “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.”

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