Charles 'should abdicate or stand for election'

Labour MP Mike Gapes has criticised the Prince of Wales, following allegations that he compared Putin to Hitler whilst on an official tour of Canada.

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If Prince Charles wants to make controversial statements on national or international issues he should abdicate and stand for election

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In constitutional monarchy policy and diplomacy should be conducted by parliament and government. Monarchy should be seen and not heard.

Read: 'Surprise' as Charles 'says Putin is acting like Hitler'

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Putin attacks Prince Charles over 'Hitler comments'

Russian president Vladimir Putin has described the Prince of Wales's reported comparison of him with Adolf Hitler as "unacceptable" and said such remarks were "not what monarchs do".