Buckingham Palace will investigate on how the video footage showing Queen Elizabeth II making the Nazi salute reached The Sun’s hands.
The palace will also take legal actions, considering that the 17-second film clip belongs in the Royal Family’s highly-restricted private archives. Queen Elizabeth II was greatly saddened after the video came out in the public. The clip shows the Queen’s mother, then Duchess of York, and younger sister, Princess Margaret, joining her as she makes the salute.
“There is mischief-making going on here and it is hurtful,” a senior Royal insider said in an interview with the Sunday Mirror.
“Her Majesty is livid at the distortion of truth and betrayal,” the inside continues.
The Queen is also “furious” because it damaged the reputation of her late mother, who actually did so much to boost public morale during the War years. It is believed that the Queen’s father, future King George VI, was the one taking the footage. Another Royal source revealed that that Queen wants to know why was the footage leaked.
The palace will employ the help of the police anytime now to find out if the footage was really stolen from the Royal Archives in Windsor Castle. The Sun has not revealed who was the source of the video, but said “the original film remains under lock and key.”