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

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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'. Prince Philip (circled) at the Nazi
The revelations come in a book about funeral in 1937    
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German royalty kowtowing to the Nazis,
which features photographs never Gwynopoly: Paltrow
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They include one of Philip aged 16 at the 1937 funeral of his elder sister Cecile,
They paid £435,000 for
flanked by relatives in SS and Brownshirt uniforms.
flat on the other side of
One row back in the cortege in Darmstadt, western Germany, was his uncle, Lord their original house in
Mountbatten, wearing a Royal Navy bicorn hat. North London
Another picture shows his youngest sister, Sophia, sitting opposite Hitler at the
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Explaining the attraction of the Nazis, 84-year-old Prince Philip told an American a baby
academic: "There was a great improvement in things like trains running on time and The Fight For This Love
building. There was a sense of hope after the depressing chaos of the Weimar singer wants to start a
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He added that there was 'a lot of enthusiasm for the Nazis at the time, the economy Revealed: The beauty
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Philip stressed that he was never 'conscious of anybody in the family actually Tantalising mystery of the
expressing anti-Semitic views'. But he went on to say there were 'inhibitions about the ribbon-tied love letters left
Jews' and 'jealousy of their success'. on the back seat is
solved
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 Michael Hutchence's
Battenberg. All four of his sisters married German princes and three - Sophie, Cecile mother begs Bob Geldof
and Margarita - became members of the Nazi party. to let her see Tiger Lily
Sophia's husband, Prince Christoph of Hesse, became chief of Goering's secret on late INXS singer's
intelligence service and they were frequent guests at Nazi functions. 50th birthday
She wants to see her
Philip went on to fight with distinction for the Allies in the Second World War before 'one last time'
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 The night Mariah Carey
lieutenant on a destroyer and was mentioned in despatches. dropped in on a dancer
Pop diva was
All of his sisters and brothers-inlaw are now dead but he keeps in contact with his
descending from the
German relatives.
ceiling on a swing during
His comments on the family's Nazi connections appear in Royals and the Reich, by her act at a Florida hotel
Jonathan Petropoulos, to be published in Britain in May.

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Queen. His rather astringent temperament aside, I admire the old soldier and his costume a little TOO
honest public examination this aspect of his life. revealing on stage in
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Thank God for our Royals - a glorious touch of sanity in a mad, mad, world.
a much younger wife
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