Russian newspaper: Prince Charles’s "Putin like Hitler" comment "could trigger an international scandal"

A Russian newspaper has said Prince Charles’s remarks comparing Russian president Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler.

He made the comment on a visit to a Canadian immigration centre, while speaking to a former polish war refugee. The prince, referring to Hitler, “said something to the effect of ‘it’s not unlike… what Putin is doing,’” the woman recalled.

Clarence House said the remark was in private conversation, however Moskovskij Komsomolets (MK), the Russian daily newspaper said it risked complicating UK/Russian relations and risked “triggering an international scandal”.

Anti-Russia activists on Facebook were quick to praise the prince. The Daily Mail front page, which carried the story, has already been liked more than 300 times on the Euromaiden Facebook group, with commenters saying “Well said, Prince Charles” and “Good old charley”.

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Readers' comments (2)

  • How could anyone liken Vladimir "Crimea is my final territorial demand in Europe" Putin to Adolf Hitler!?
    If Putin wants to take his moves from the Hitler play book then he has to take these little embarrassments in his stride.

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  • Anonymous

    Mr Putin is what he always was ; a thug.

    He does what he thinks he can get away with and takes the consequences. It is not surprising and a total shame on the rest of the world that nothing has been done to respond.

    The pathetic mutterings of schoolboy politicians from Europe and the UK and the facile action from President Obama shows that Putin can do what he wants because the West are scared of angering Russia and the control of gas they have over Europe at least.

    A very simple act would have been to to formally break relations with Russia from Europe and the US on the diplomatic front.

    This would be combined with a TOTAL ban on travel for EVERY Russian citizen in EUROPE and the US.

    The Russian people could then decide how much they loved their leader then.

    Rod (Southampton)

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