Prince Charles 'compares Putin to Hitler'

Prince Charles delivers a speech after being presented with the Symonds Medal in Charlottetown, Canada on May 20, 2014Prince Charles was mired in controversy on Wednesday after he reportedly compared the actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine to those of Adolf Hitler. The heir to the throne made the apparently unguarded comment during a trip to a museum in Canada, in conversation with a Polish-born woman who had fled the Nazis as a child. “I had finished showing him the exhibit and talked with him about my own family background and how I came to Canada,” Marienne Ferguson told Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper. Ferguson, now 78, moved to Canada with her Jewish family when she was 13.

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