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Prince Charles compares Putin to Hitler: report

Published on May 21, 2014 8:57 AM

LONDON (AFP) - Britain's Prince Charles stoked controversy during a visit to Canada by comparing the recent actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin's to those of Adolf Hitler, the Daily Mail reported on Wednesday.

The British newspaper said several witnesses heard the prince make the comment to Madam Marienne Ferguson, a 78-year-old who fled the Nazis aged 13 and lost family members in the Holocaust.

"I... talked with him about my own family background and how I came to Canada," Madam Ferguson told the Mail.

"The prince then said: 'And now Putin is doing just about the same as Hitler'.

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