Australia knights Prince Philip, sparking national outrage

January 26, 2015 4:19 AM

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Australia knights Prince Philip, sparking national outrage

PERTH (Reuters) - Conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott has awarded Australia's highest honor to Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, sparking a barrage of criticism across the country on its national day of celebration.

Prince Philip was made a Knight of the Order of Australia, awarded as part of the country's honors system announced on Australia Day, with Abbott saying it paid "tribute to an extraordinary life of service".

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