Contributed by Joe Montero
I for one, will not be mourning the passing of Prince Phillip. Not just because he was a member of a relic called the royal Family. A relic that should have been consigned to history a long time ago. More so because he was an obnoxious person.
This contrasts with the makeover being presented. In this, he was a humanitarian, deeply concerned about people, human rights, and the environment.
The other person, the real one, was the man who in his youth, paraded in Germany with the Nazis.
Born in Greece and into the Greek and Danish royal families. After his mother was institutionalised and father went off Monaco with his mistress, 13year-old Phillip found himself in England under the care of the Mountbattens. He was arranged to be the future husband of Elizabeth, who later became the Queen. At 18 he joined the navy. The former heir to the Greek throne had been turned British.
The rest of the family ended up in Germany, where most became active Nazis. All the future Duke of Edinburgh’s sisters married high ranking officials of the Third Reich
Prince Philip’s Nazi Past
Video from Professor Digory Kirke
They weren’t alone. The British In October 1937 Duke and Duchess of Windsor, who also took Phillip under their wing, visited Hitler at his holiday retreat in October 1937, where, according to biographer Frances Donaldson, he greeted the Fuhrer with a Nazi salute. The Duke was to become the King Edward, who later abdicated.
After abdicating the British throne Edward was greeted by Adolf Hitler in Germany
The two families closest to the young Philip were part of the pro-Nazi British fifth column.
According to the Windsor File, part of the tranche of documents from Marburg Castle, which came into the hands of the Americans at the end of the Second World War, some 60 documents revealed Windsor involvement in Nazi plans.
Two great-grandsons of Queen Victoria, Philipp, and Christoph Hess joined and became senior officers in the SS. Christoph married the future Duke of Edinburgh’s sister Sophia. This was revealed in secret documents taken out of Germany in 1945 by British spy Anthony Blunt.
Nazi sympathies run deep within royalty. The Second World War made this rather awkward, and the fact had to be hidden from public view. History was carefully made over, and Phillip was presented as something else. He even became a patron of Jewish events and friend of Israel.
Phillip’s sister Sophia at the table with and opposite Adolf Hitler at Herman Goering’s wedding
There is no evidence that Philip’s Nazi sympathies diminished. At 84, he explained the attraction of the Nazis to Jonathan Petropoulos, author of The royals and the Reich.
“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 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, there was ‘a lot of enthusiasm for the Nazis at the time, the economy was good, we were anti-Communist…’
The Prince frequently made comments that exhibited his racism. The older they got, the more frequently they came. This was passed off as his sense of humour. His targets found nothing funny in it.
Here are two examples. When in Australia he asked if the indigenous people ‘still throw spears at each other’. In 1986, while on a visit to China, he told British students: “If you stay here much longer, you’ll all be slitty-eyed.”
When British tabloid The Sun published on 15 July 2015 photos of the Queen, the Queen Mother and the future King Edward VIII giving Nazi salutes in 1933, it caused a momentary sensation and was then skilfully managed out of public attention.
A family born into incredible privilege, bred with a sense of entitlement, seeing themselves above normal human beings, is bound to turn up a distorted and destructive view of the world. This feudal anachronism has no place in the modern world and deserves to be consigned to history.
The British don’t need the Royal Family, and Australia needs it even less.
Phillip’s passing is not sad. It is a relief.
Great article reminding us of the feudal past and current privilege’s of the royals. I think people are getting carried away with the importance of the man and this is just good fodder for the media. The royals today are just media and celebrity fakes.
This is the true history of the family.
Royalty always survived by murdering rivals, extended family members & other opponents, plundering the general populace and pontificating about like they had something superior to all others!!! Parasites all, like the fleas on a dogs back!!!
(My own German side of our family related such things during my childhood, & some were very much followers of & supporters of the Nazi regime. Yet others of the large family were Communist & Socialists two of whom were dobbed in by a Brownshirt brother, Wolfgang, & were very calculatedly tortured to death in Mauthausen 1939/40. They took 2 weeks to die. There is much more but enough now!)
Related …. from historian Heather Cox Richardson “Abraham Lincoln rejected this radical attempt to destroy the principles of the Declaration of Independence. He understood that it was not just Black rights at stake, but also democracy. Arguments like that of Stephens, that some men were better than others, “are the arguments that kings have made for enslaving the people in all ages of the world,” Lincoln said. “You will find that all the arguments in favor of king-craft were of this class; they always bestrode the necks of the people, not that they wanted to do it, but because the people were better off for being ridden…. Turn in whatever way you will—whether it come from the mouth of a King, an excuse for enslaving the people of his country, or from the mouth of men of one race as a reason for enslaving the men of another race, it is all the same old serpent….”
“Lincoln warned that “it does not stop with the negro. I should like to know if taking this old Declaration of Independence, which declares that all men are equal upon principle and making exceptions to it where will it stop. If one man says it does not mean a negro, why not another say it does not mean some other man?” He told an audience in Chicago, Illinois, that Americans must stand with the Declaration of Independence or, he said, “If that declaration is not the truth, let us get the Statute book, in which we find it and tear it out!”
the image of prince harry in a ss uniform, it wasnt nieave i was taught about the holocust at 11 cant believe he knew nothing about it before his teens has the audisity to winge about racism in the royal family
Thank you for a most enlightening and truthful dissertation regarding the real story behind the Royal Family. It is most heartening to know the truth, than to live in ignorance.