Royal Nazis 22006-03-07
George I of Britain was German. He spoke only in German. The British used German troops to attempt to suppress the colonist rebels in the American War of Independence. Queen Victoria married a German. Had it not been for Churchill the British Royal family would still be known by a German name -- in short, the British Royal family is thoroughly Germanic. But in being of German stock – does that make the British Royal family Nazis?
There is an assumption that on account of its German pedigree the British Royal family had or has Nazi sympathies. The truth is much blacker. The British Royal family did act as one of the conduits of anti-Semitic and racial ideas, yet not from Germany to Britain but in the other direction, namely from Britain to Germany.
The current British family caught their Nazi ideology not from Germany but from the British establishment. For centuries the British establishment, and especially the Scottish dimension, were (and still are) imbued in ideas of superiority and racial dominance. Such ideas found fertile ground in Europe – witness the unification of Germany and Italy during the 19th century. ‘Might equates to right’. That is a basic national socialist idea – borrowed and corrupted from British aristocrat thought. Simply put – Hitler and his cronies admired the British Empire and sought to emulate and ‘improve upon’ those ideas and the raison d’etre of that Empire’s existence.
On this website I recount some of the joined up thinking of Nazi sympathisers. In ‘On Royal Nazis and the Scottish connection’ there is a useful summary of Prince Philip; King Edward VIII; Prince George, Duke of Kent; and Gordonstoun School. Yes – Gordonstoun School, the same place where the current King in waiting, Prince Charles, was educated.
In ‘On Why Judges?’ there is a helpful précis of Nazi sympathies in the British establishment during the Second World War and I recount the influence of the Right Club and the importance of the ‘Red Book’ noting the transcript from the Debate in the House of Commons (12th October, 1944):
‘Tom Driberg asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will now publish the complete list of members of the Right Club, the activities of which were the subject of police enquiries.
Herbert Morrison: No, Sir. For reasons which I have explained on a previous occasion I do not think that it would be fair or in the public interest to publish this list, but I can give an assurance that appropriate steps are taken to watch any individual against whom there are grounds of suspicion.’
In the article ‘Al Fayed is right?’ I suggest he is correct to have his concerns – yet hint that some in the British establishment, like many in the US, still carry anti-Semitic views – indeed there appears to be a prevalent generalisation now that a Jew is a good Semite, while a Moslem (Arab) is dubious.
Again the article ‘On Princess Diana’s Death’ I relate my current understanding upon what the UK establishment may or may not be capable of.
Too often we are blind to the obvious. My article ‘Plot to overthrow Labour Government’ attracted a little attention. Yet Prince Philip was a leading light in that scenario. He remains the Queen of the Commonwealth’s consort.
There still remains a wish in many quarters to secure an Anglo-Saxon hegemony for this world – such I will write on later but in the meantime I leave you with another thought provoking article taken from ‘Ynet News’.
Prince Philip: We were jealous of Jews
Taken from Ynet News 2006-03-06
Queen Elizabeth's husband admits family had 'inhibitions about Jews,' sympathized with Nazis early on. Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, Prince Philip, broke a long silence about his family link to the Nazis, Britain’s Daily Mail reported on Monday.In a rare interview, the prince said his family found Hitler’s plans to bring Germany at the helm of European power were “attractive” and admitted they had “inhibitions about the Jews.”
The comments were published in a book called “Royals and the Reich,” which describes the German royalty’s acquiescence to the Nazis. The book, written by American historian Jonathan Petropoulos, includes pictures never published before. One picture from 1937 shows Prince Philip aged 16 with relatives at his sister Cecile’s funeral in dressed in SS and Brownshirt uniforms. Lord Mountbatten, his uncle, is seen wearing a German Navy hat. Another photograph shows his sister Sophia sitting opposite Hitler at the wedding of Hermann and Emmy Groening, the Daily Mail said.
'Trains ran on time'
The 84-year-old Philip told Petropoulos about his family’s sympathy to the Nazis: “There was a great improvement in things like trains running on time and building. There was a sense of hope after the depressing chaos of the Weimar Republic. “I can understand people latching on to be something or somebody who appeared to be appealing to their patriotism and trying to get things going. You can understand how attractive it was.”
He added that there was ‘a lot of enthusiasm for the Nazis at the time, the economy was good, we were anti-Communist and who knew what was going to happen to the regime?’ Philip said that he was never ‘conscious of anybody in the family actually expressing anti-Semitic views,’ but acknowledged that that there were ‘inhibitions about the Jews’ and ‘jealousy of their success.’
Philip was born Prince of Greece and Denmark on Corfu in 1921, the youngest of five children and the only son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Princess Alice of Battenberg. Three of his sisters – Sophie, Cecile, and Margarita – became members of the Nazi party. All his sisters married German princes. Sophie’s husband, Prince Christoph of Hesse, became the head of the secret intelligence service in Germany under Goering.
Philip fought for the Allies in WWII and married the young princess Elizabeth in 1947. She was crowned Queen of England in 1953. Although his sisters and brothers-in-law are now dead, he keeps in touch with his German relatives.