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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Wednesday he stood by his controversial decision to award Britain's Prince Philip a knighthood and was taking the firestorm of criticism "on the chin".
European football officials, furious at Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson#8217;s claims the Champions League draw was fixed, have called for the Scot to be stripped of his knighthood.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's pro-republic Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday scrapped knights and dames from the nation's honours system, less than a year after a furore sparked by the award of a knighthood to Prince Philip, the Queen's husband.