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The Express’ Explanation For That Queen Nazi Salute Footage Is Amazing

by : UNILAD on : 19 Jul 2015 14:37

Yesterday, the Sun posted highly controversial footage of the Queen as a child appearing to raise her hand in a Nazi salute.

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The photos and video from 1933 show a six-year-old Queen Elizabeth II mimicking her mother and Uncle Edward’s gesture.

Unsurprisingly, the story and the UK tabloid’s decision to publish it caused a lot of controversy – with some defending the Sun’s actions as important journalism, others outraged by the newspaper and many more just taking the p*ss.

Buckingham Palace defended the footage by saying it shows the royal family “playing” and “momentarily referencing a gesture many would have seen from contemporary news reels”.

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Forget about that official explanation though, because the Express has apparently cracked the real reason behind the gesture.

The paper commissioned lip-reader Jessica Rees, who explained that the 17-second footage was “definitely not about Nazi salutes”.

She said:

The Queen Mother and Prince Edward are encouraging the children to wave – the Queen then encourages her sister, Margaret, to wave.

So that’s that then. She was definitely just waving. Nothing else to see here, guys. Move along…

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    The Express has the perfect explanation for the Queen's 'Nazi salute'