Prince Charles Takes a Hit For His Hitler Remark

Prince Charles is in diplomatic hot water with the Russian government.

Charles has likened Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, to Germany’s infamous leader, Adolf Hitler. The prince made the comparison in reference to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and for bullying Ukraine. The comment was made to a member of the public during Charles’s recent visit to a Holocaust memorial on his Canadian tour.

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Not amused: Vladimir Putin (center) – Photo credit: Wikipedia

The oft-opinionated prince leads people to question his suitability to the throne. His mother, the Queen, is famously neutral when it comes to most things political. People respect Her Majesty for her discretion. However, Charles is more outspoken, which is much more in line with his father, Prince Philip. When Charles speaks frankly, this diplomatic row is just the sort of thing people worry about when imagining his reign.

I’ve got to admit that I admire his straightforward manner. It’s the likes of which we do not see in politicians aiming for a coveted government position. However, no matter how refreshing his candor may be, Charles does need to be more careful. It’s not that he’s wrong – he’s allowed to have an opinion, he just cannot be too frank in public.

Someone on a comments board piped up that Charles “should stop entertaining Middle Eastern dictators before he says anything about Putin”. Others genuinely fear backlash on Britain, and many are just sick and tired of hearing another Hitler comparison – myself included (this why I gave up watching the History Channel. All things Hitler gets stale after the 500th episode).

At least we know where the Prince of Wales stands. How often can you say that about someone associated with the government? Just remember, dear Charles – discretion is the better part of valor.

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Charles and Camilla Delight Canadians In 4-Day Royal Visit

The always-polished Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, is currently visiting Canada with the Duchess of Cornwall.

Charles and his wife Camilla have been warmly welcomed on each stop of their tour. Excitement over the tour has been “tweeted” rapidly throughout the trip so far:

Kicking off the four-day tour in Nova Scotia, Charles was sworn in as a member of the Queen’s Privy Council of Canada by the Governor-General in a private ceremony.

The Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, said: “His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has shown unwavering dedication to Canada throughout his lifetime, including through a number of charities and other good works. It is most fitting that he joins a select few beyond Canadian parliamentarians who are appointed as a member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada.”

Harper did not immediately meet the Prince and Duchess of Cornwall. He will meet the royal couple Wednesday when they arrive in Manitoba.

The Prince and his wife were last in Canada two years ago. Other members of the Royal Family make frequent trips across the pond, too. Prince William famously touched down in Canada with his new bride, the Duchess of Cambridge, to rapturous reviews in 2011; The Countess of Wessex attended the presentation of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival; and The Princess Royal, in her capacity as Colonel-in-Chief, paid a visit to her Canadian Armed Forces units in 2013.

Tiara tip to: The Globe and Mail

Prince Charles Attends Archbishop’s Enthronement

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Canterbury Cathedral: West Front, Nave and Central Tower. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fresh off of their Middle East tour, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall attended the new Archbishop of Canterbury’s enthronement on Thursday. TRH were among 2,000 guests at Canterbury Cathedral in Kent.

The Most Reverend Justin Welby, 57, is the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, the new leader of the 85 million-strong Anglican global communion.

Alarmingly, a man was arrested after allegedly running at a car carrying the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall before the enthronement ceremony.

At this time he has only been identified as a 47-year-old male from Whitstable, detained on suspicion of breach of the peace. His intent is not known.


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Charles and Camilla – Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia

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During their visit to Qatar, the Duchess of Cornwall got a chance to visit a ground-breaking new initiative where Bedouin women are taking jobs selling phones for mobile company Vodaphone. It is a huge stride for these women, who come from male-dominated Bedouin tribes with strict cultural ideals regarding the traditional role of females.

Touching down in Saudi Arabia, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were greeted by Prince Khalid bin Bandar, the Governor of Riyadh.

While in Saudi Arabia, the royal couple attended a garden party for British expatriates. Afterwards, the Prince dined with Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz and The Duchess met with several Saudi princesses and female MPs. Camilla also got a chance to meet teachers and pupils during a visit to the Amna Mahmoud Al Jeddah Primary Independent School for Girls.


Oman was the final leg of the tour, where Charles and Camilla were greeted by Oman’s ruler, Sultan Qaboos. They stopped in Nizwa, located in the heart of Oman, which links a large part of the country. Nizwa fort is the country’s most visited national monument.

As the Royal couple toured the stronghold they were greeted by children waving Union flags and met people who were making mats and baskets.

Soon the royal pair found themselves in the middle of a group performing sword tossing and mock fighting. Charles was given a blade, as well as a shield, to take part in the dance.

The Prince was also given the chance to visit HMS Northumberland, docked in the capital Muscat. Charles awarded medals to two crew members for long service and good conduct.

The Duchess of Cornwall meanwhile was welcomed by students of the British School, on the outskirts of Muscat.

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Charles and Camilla Visit The Middle East

HRH The Prince of Wales has long been a fan of Middle Eastern culture, and he has been on friendly terms with rulers in the region for decades.

Charles and Camilla Visit The Middle East – For this royal tour, Charles and his wife Camilla stopped to visit King Abdullah and Queen Rania in Jordan for three days; Qatar and Saudi Arabia, and Oman. The purpose of the tour in the region is to promote business and economics, the role of women in society, and inter-faith dialogue.

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In Jordan, the Prince and the Duchess of Cornwall sat down to a formal dinner with King Abdullah and Queen Rania.

During the visit, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall parted ways briefly, as Charles visited the King Hussein Mosque and Camilla took part in a storytelling session for deaf children at a local children’s museum.

See the photos of their trip!

Prince Charles stopped in to Rubicon’s head office in Amman. It was here at the award-winning animation studio headquarters where he met Postman Pat, as well as designers and artists.

The royals also met with Syrian refugees in the King Abdullah Refugee Camp on Jordan’s Syrian border. The Prince was especially devastated by the plight of the refugee children, but applauded Jordan’s helping hand.

“I think the great thing that’s come out of this is just how unbelievably generous the Jordanian people are, who are truly remarkable I think,” said Charles.

Part 2 tomorrow!


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Royal News! Diana’s Mystery Photo; Charles’ Slimmed Down Monarchy; Hohenzollern Babies

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Just In: According to the Telegraph: the question of Diana’s companion’s identity was solved last night when it was confirmed to be Adam Russell, an Old Etonian and the great-grandson of former Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin.

The picture, to be sold at auction in America later this year, is thought to have been taken in 1979 or 1980, and despite the intimacy it depicts, Mr Russell was said to be “just a friend” of Diana’s.

Charles and Camilla Switch On Christmas Lights

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Fear not: Camilla is not about to blow something up. In fact, the Duchess of Cornwall is ceremoniously switching on Tetbury’s traditional Christmas lights in Tetbury, Gloucestershire.

After turning on the lights, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla chatted with people in the crowd. They then hosted a reception for local business owners at the prince’s Highgrove shop.

The prince has long been a supporter of local farmers and markets in Gloucestershire. He has been a resident of the area for over two decades, residing in the nearby Highgrove Estate.

Tiara tip to: This Is Gloucestershire

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William and Kate take Cambridge by storm; Charles just can’t wait to be king; Harry tries his hand at horticulture, and Zara Phillips wants equal broadcasting time for women.