Embattled Australia PM Abbott vows to consult more after Prince Philip furore

January 28, 2015 2:41 AM

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Embattled Australia PM Abbott vows to consult more after Prince Philip furore

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday he would take criticism of his decision to grant Britain's Prince Philip a knighthood "on the chin", promising greater consultation as speculation about his future as leader mounted.

Abbott, an avowed monarchist who was born in England, bestowed Australia's highest honour on Queen Elizabeth's husband earlier this week, provoking widespread criticism, including some from within his party.

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