Australia drops knights and dames

November 2, 2015 7:54 AM

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Australia drops knights and dames

(CNN)Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the country will no longer appoint knights and dames, calling the titles anachronistic.

"Her Majesty The Queen has agreed to the government's recommendation to remove knights and dames from the Order of Australia."

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