J.K. Rowling Awarded With Freedom Of The City Of London

By on May 10, 2012 in Europe, Events, World Comments
J.K. Rowling
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J.K. Rowling, the famous author of Harry Potter books, has been awarded the Freedom of the City of London, several international news sites reported on Thursday, May 10, 2012.

According to reports, the award was given to recognize her services to children’s literature. Rowling was reportedly presented with a framed parchment certificate at the Mansion House in London on Tuesday.

Reports said that the freedom traditionally permits the recipient to be drun[k] and disorderly on London streets without fearing arrest, and to drive sheep over London Bridge. However, these privileges are said to be mainly symbolic these days.

“I am prouder than I can say to be given the freedom of the City,” Rowling was quoted as saying.

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