Australia PM defends Prince Philip knighthood, vows more consultation

January 28, 2015 4:30 AM

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Australia PM defends Prince Philip knighthood, vows more consultation

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2011 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, right, and her husband Prince Philip board a plane flying to Perth from Melbourne airport, Australia, on their way to attend the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in Perth. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill, File)

CANBERRA, Australia – Australia's prime minister on Wednesday promised to consult more widely before bestowing knighthoods in the future as he weathered an avalanche of criticisms over his decision to make the husband of Queen Elizabeth II an Australian knight.

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