It has been a long time since a prince toppled a prime minister.
But this is what could happen in Australia. When the adamantly monarchist prime minister, Tony Abbott, announced that he was going to make the heavily titled, gaffe-prone Prince Philip a knight, the nation laughed — then groaned. And now, as a direct result of his action, his party will be voting this Monday to decide whether it should be allowed to vote for another leader.
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