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The Duke of Edinburgh awards in Australia - their view of the Duke's knighthood

First up to The Australian newspaper today and its Cut and Paste section:

Channel 9’s Laurie Oakes tweets, Monday: 

LIBS must wonder who can help a PM apparently determined to be seen as a joke. #jokeknighthood”


Responses on Michael Smith News blog yesterday:

JOHN of the Lockyer: ... Prince Philip was awarded the highest honour, at that time, by prime minister (Bob) Hawke in 1988 ... Don’t recall Oakes and ilk getting their jocks in a knot over that.


Now here's the Duke of Edinburgh awards scheme in Australia homepage - and below is the organisation's press release about the award of a Knighthood to the Duke.

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