Russia has responded with anger to reports that the Prince of Wales compared president Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler, saying the comments "do not befit" a future king. Moscow's response came as the country's deputy ambassador Alexander Kramarenko met senior British diplomats at the Foreign Office (FCO) in London to demand an explanation. Read more >>
The cartoon by Paul Thomas from the Daily Express is set in the Russian embassy. Prince Charles has just painted a Hitler moustache and hair on a portrait of Vladimir Putin. An embassy official comments, "We orginally thought Prince Charles had come in to apologise ..."
To apologise (also apologize) is to tell someone that you are sorry for doing something wrong or for causing a problem. • I apologize for taking so long to reply.
Thought is the irregular past tense of the verb 'to think'. See here for a list of 211 irregular verbs in English.
Dave Brown had a very similar cartoon in yesterday's Independent.