Buckingham Palace released a statement through a spokesman saying "It is disappointing that film shot eight decades ago and apparently from HM’s (her majesty’s) personal family archive has been obtained and exploited in this manner."
The Sun also published a separate explanation of why it decided to run the footage, saying the images must be seen in their historical context.
"These images have lain hidden for 82 years. We publish them today, knowing they do not reflect badly on our Queen, her late sister or mother in any way.
"They do, however, provide a fascinating insight into the warped prejudices of Edward VIII and his friends in that bleak, paranoid, tumultuous decade."
Elizabeth ascended to the throne in 1952 following the death of her father...