Prince Charles is reported to have likened the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, to Adolf Hiter during a conversation with a member of the public while on a visit to Canada. The prince, who is on a four-day trip to Canada, was reported to have made the comments at a reception for second world war veterans and their families at the museum in Halifax's docks. "And now Putin is doing just about the same as Hitler," he was said to have told Marienne Ferguson, a museum volunteer who fled to Canada with her Jewish family when she was just 13.
In the cartoon by Paul Thomas from the Daily Express, Putin is portrayed not as Hitler but as the archetypal James Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld (note the obligatory white cat). The joke is that Putin tells his henchmen to kill Prince Charles, thus living up to the latter's comments about him behaving like Hitler.