Australia brings back knights and dames; critics call them a royal embarrassment

By A. Odysseus Patrick, April 20, 2014

SYDNEY — When Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Catherine, arrived in Sydney last week for an official tour, they introduced Australia’s prime minister, Tony Abbott, to their 9-month-old son, George. In return, the couple was greeted by Abbott’s creation: the Australian government’s first knight in 30 years, Sir Peter Cosgrove.

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