By Charlie Moore For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 01:28 BST, 2 April 2018 | Updated: 01:33 BST, 2 April 2018
Tony Abbott has accused Paul Keating of fabricating claims Prince Charles wants Australia to become a republic.
Former Labor Prime Minister Keating, in office from 1991 to 1996, wrote in a British newspaper on Sunday: 'I have no doubt he believes Australia should be free of the British monarchy and that it should make its own way in the world.'iPhone transfer software
Today former PM Abbott, a stanch monarchist, tweeted: 'Prince Charles would just want to do his duty and he shouldn't be verballed by an ex-PM'.
Monarchist: Tony Abbot has accused Paul Keating of fabricating Prince Charles's beliefs after he insisted the future king wants Australia to be a republic
Prince of Wales: Former Labour Prime Minister Keating, in office from 1991