It looks like the royal protocol people that have to mop up after Phil the Greek are going to have to their work cut out with King Charles.
In an unguarded comment about the Russian President‚Äôs actions in the Ukraine, the Prince of Wales told a woman who had lost relatives in the Nazi Holocaust: ‚ÄúAnd now Putin is doing just about the same as Hitler,‚ÄĚ the¬†Daily Mail reported.
The Prince‚Äôs comment could potentially be seen as criticism of the West for failing to confront Mr Putin over his seizure of Crimea. The annexation was a first by a major power in Europe since 1945.
Commentators have likened Russia’s handing of the Ukraine crisis to Hitler‚Äôs takeovers of Poland and Czechoslovakia and have criticised Mr Putin’s use of special forces in disguise to stir up tension in disputed areas.
The Prince of Wales, who is due to meet Mr Putin at the D-Day commemorations in France on June 6, made his well-intentioned but unguarded comment during a visit to the Canadian Museum of Immigration in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Mail said.