Rupert Murdoch will never receive a knighthood now. His ultra-lowbrow tabloid The Sun has published a film and story depicting the British royal family giving Nazi salutes as a front page story with the blaring headline “THEIR ROYAL HEILNESSES” (see below).
Needless to say the official response from Buckingham Palace is one of outrage and condemnation. The Sun describes the twenty-second film from Balmoral Castle in Scotland:
The film shows the then Princess Elizabeth, just seven, larking about in 1933.
Egging on her sister Princess Margaret, three, is their uncle Prince Edward, Prince of Wales. He was a sympathiser towards Hitler’s Nazi Germany and became King Edward VIII.
It’s unclear what Murdoch’s motivation may be, but considering the phone hacking scandal in which he and his heir apparent son James were roundly condemned and cast out by the British establishment, perhaps there’s more to the story than just selling newspapers.