Tony Abbott under fire from Cabinet colleagues over decision to grant knighthood to Prince Philip

By political editor Chris Uhlmann, Updated 27 Jan 2015, 10:35am

Some of Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s most senior colleagues are bewildered, angered and dismayed by his decision to award an Australian knighthood to Prince Philip.

Prince Philip and former Defence Force chief Angus Houston were named Australia’s newest knights today, under an honours system reinstated by Mr Abbott last year.

Cabinet ministers have told the ABC the Prime Minister did not consult any of the leadership group before announcing the move.

Mr Abbott agreed it was a “captain’s call”, saying he consulted only with Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Order of Australia chairman Sir Angus.

See: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-26/abbott-defends-knighthood-for-prince-philip/6046380

The internet/public reacted as you would expect… (Here are some of the meme’s that I saw on the subject)














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