The self appointed Minister for National Embarrassment, Tony Abbott, has done himself proud on Australia Day. He has awarded a a Knighthood of the Order of Australia to Prince Philip.
That’s right that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich husband of Betty, Royal Chief of the Order of Logohu, Admiral of the Sea Cadet Corps, Colonel-in-Chief of the British Army Cadet Force, Air Commodore-in-Chief of the Air Training Corps, Admiral of the Fleet, Captain General Royal Marines, Field Marshal, and Marshal of the Royal Air Force Lord High Admiral of the Royal Navy .
And now Sir Phil KOA is for services to Australia during the Queen’s 62 year reign.
So here’s a question for all Australians to think about: What what has Sir Phil done for Australia? At least Tony Abbott should have had the decency to list some of the achievements.
It’s bad enough that the Prime Minister does not have sufficient confidence in the Australian honours and has to resort to the bygone relic of imperial honours.
But awarding one to the Queens consort! It’s so bad it’s almost difficult to start explaining how he’s managed to get this wrong.
Apparently, Malcolm Turnbull is a Republican.