‘The Queen failed to mention her German ancestors in her 1972 Christmas Day TV broadcast for fear of provoking a ‘snide’ public backlash, according to previously unseen official papers.
They show she had planned to refer to her ‘continental relations’ but had a change of heart after talks at the highest levels of government.
The seeming embarrassment about her close family ties echoed that of the First World War, when fierce anti-German feeling led to the Royal Family changing its name from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor.’
Latest posts by Niamh Harris (see all)
- Transgender Group Advises Teachers That Puberty Blockers Should Be Given To Kids As Young As 12 - September 17, 2019
- Netanyahu Threatens To Start Another War On Gaza - September 13, 2019
- UK School Apologizes For Asking Teenagers To Write ‘Suicide Note’ As Part Of English Exercise - September 12, 2019