Barbara Windsor given freedom of the City of London

Barbara Windsor given freedom of the City of London

Soap star Barbara Windsor said she feels "honoured" after being given freedom of the City of London on Wednesday.

The actress - who plays Peggy Mitchell in Eastenders - described herself as a "true, true Londoner" and added: "I can't believe it. I thought you had to be very posh.

"I'm in a job I absolutely love and I feel so important today."

The Freedom of the City of London is believed to have begun in 1237.

The honour is presented to celebrate a significant achievement or a major contribution to London life.

And it can be safely said that after an astounding sixty years in showbiz, 72-year old Barbara has fulfilled this requirement.

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Thursday August 5, 2010

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