This falls under “what was he thinking” category.

On Australia Day, January 26th 2015, the Australian PM announced the honors of who would be knighted into the order of Australia. And he knighted Prince Phillip. Prince who? I thought, whos that? It didn’t dawn on me that he would actually knight the Queen’s husband, Prince Philip, a British citizen. The Leader of the Australian Opposition, Bill Shorten, had the same reaction saying he thought it was a hoax when he first heard about it. Tony Abbott has come under fire for his decision with members of his own party publicly questioning the wisdom of this decision.

The rather moronic action on his part may even cost him the leadership of the Liberal Party with several people calling for him to step down. All over a knighthood, hey!

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