The German leader encouraged Nazi aristocrats, the Duke and Duchess of Brunswick, to marry their daughter to the future king, Edward VIII
Adolf Hitler, just months after the 1933 home movie footage of the royal Nazi salutes, tried to engineer a marriage between Germany and the House of Windsor, claims author Andrew Morton.
Mr Morton claims when that plan failed, Hitler sent a series of Edward’s German royal cousins to London to try to sweeten Buckingham Palace.
King Edward VIII is also said to have been instinctively enthusiastic about the Nazis and viewed Hitler as defence against the hated Soviets who murdered his godfather, Tsar Nicholas II and his family during the revolution in 1917.
Edward was also said to have been intrigued by the way the Nazi leader turned around Germany’s economic fortunes and even stopped Britain intervening when they invaded the Rhineland in March 1936 in contravention of the Treaty of Versailles.
Full article: Adolf Hitler ‘tried to arrange a marriage’ between Germany and the British royal family (Mirror)