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Prince George celebrates his 2nd birthday, the Danish Royal Family at Gråston Palace, controversy about some footage taken in 1933, Edward VIII, and another push for a republic in Australia.

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Much Ado About Nazis

Prince Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in 1933 Source: Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-2007-0184 / CC-BY-SA

Prince Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in 1933 Source: Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-2007-0184 / CC-BY-SA

News about three of Prince Philip’s sisters married German Princes who were involved with the Nazis was recently rehashed when archival footage showing Princess (later Queen) Elizabeth allegedly giving a Nazi Salute was released by The Sun newspaper.

One of Queen Victoria’s grandsons, Prince Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was also a member of the Nazi Party from 1935, and the subject of a documentary, Hitler’s Favourite Royal, which aired in Australia in 2009.

Listen to this week’s show to find out which other European royal houses are related to Prince Charles Edward.

Many books have focused on Edward VIII (the Duke of Windsor) and his involvement with the Nazis, including his visit to Germany with his wife, Wallis Duchess of Windsor, in 1937.

Two documentaries, Edward VIII: The Nazi King and Edward VIII: The Traitor King, focus on his activities leading up to and during World War II.

The Duke and Duchess of Windsor with Adolf Hitler, 23 October 1937

Prince George Turns 2

Prince George celebrated his 2nd birthday on 22 July 2015.

Kensington Palace released an official photo of Prince George the night before.

Prince George with his father Prince William. Photo by Mario Testino.

Prince George with his father Prince William. Photo by Mario Testino.

This photo was taken by renowned photographer Mario Testino on Sunday, 5 July 2015, after Princess Charlotte’s christening.

Gråston Palace

The Danish Royal family’s annual summer photocall took place at Gråston Palace on 25 July 2015. Click here to see the photos to see Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and their family.

Australian Republic Debate … Again?

The Australian Republican Movement (ARM) has reignited the debate with the appointment of Peter Fitzsimons as the new Chairman.

Australians voted overwhelmingly in 1999 against Australia becoming a republic and support for the monarchy has increased, especially with recent royal visits.

Listen to our show to find out how Peter Fitzsimons plans to persuade Australians to vote for a Republic.

Is Peter Fitzsimons wasting his time? Have your say below.