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Jan Klimkowski
09-28-2009, 08:45 PM
From the Daily Mail, Prince Philip talks of his family's admiration for the Nazis - with a photo of him surrounded by brown-shirted & SS-clad relatives at the url.

I placed this in Organizations and Cults since the house of Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha (aka the Windsors) qualify as both. Phil married into the Windsors, whilst "all four of his sisters married German princes and three - Sophie, Cecile and Margarita - became members of the Nazi party".

So, legitimately, I could have placed this under the heading of eugenics....

Prince Philip pictured at Nazi funeralby ANDREW LEVY, Daily Mail
Last updated at 09:17 06 March 2006

Prince Philip (circled) at the Nazi funeral in 1937

Prince Philip has broken a 60-year public silence about his family's links with the Nazis.
In a frank interview, he said they found Hitler's attempts to restore Germany's power and prestige 'attractive' and admitted they had 'inhibitions about the Jews'.
The revelations come in a book about German royalty kowtowing to the Nazis, which features photographs never published in the UK.
They include one of Philip aged 16 at the 1937 funeral of his elder sister Cecile, flanked by relatives in SS and Brownshirt uniforms.
One row back in the cortege in Darmstadt, western Germany, was his uncle, Lord Mountbatten, wearing a Royal Navy bicorn hat.
Another picture shows his youngest sister, Sophia, sitting opposite Hitler at the wedding of Hermann and Emmy Goering.
Explaining the attraction of the Nazis, 84-year-old Prince Philip told an American academic: "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 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 stressed that he was never 'conscious of anybody in the family actually expressing anti-Semitic views'. But he went on to say 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. All four of his sisters married German princes and three - Sophie, Cecile and Margarita - became members of the Nazi party.
Sophia's husband, Prince Christoph of Hesse, became chief of Goering's secret intelligence service and they were frequent guests at Nazi functions.
Philip went on to fight with distinction for the Allies in the Second World War before marrying the young Princess Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became Queen. He served with the Royal Navy where, by 1945, he had risen to the rank of first lieutenant on a destroyer and was mentioned in despatches.
All of his sisters and brothers-inlaw are now dead but he keeps in contact with his German relatives.
His comments on the family's Nazi connections appear in Royals and the Reich, by Jonathan Petropoulos, to be published in Britain in May.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-379036/Prince-Philip-pictured-Nazi-funeral.html#ixzz0SR6lxI0i

Magda Hassan
09-29-2009, 01:36 AM
Not enough attention is given to this aspect of the Britisch branch of the German royal family. Inbred incestuous bunch the lot of them. Allegiance to no one and no country but their class. Now just a Disneylandesque soap opera for the masses to be distracted with while the serious business still continues behind the scenes.

David Guyatt
09-29-2009, 07:29 AM
Applause for the post Jan.

Below is the offending picture that I lifted from Alex Constantine's website:


One row back is his Uncle, Lord Louis Mountbaten wearing a Royal Navy tricorn hat.

It is worth noting that (Philip's sis Sophie's husband) Prince Christoph of Hess was also a Standartenfuhrqer of the SS and on Himmler's personal staff. His son, Karl Adolf was so named in honour of the Fuhrer.