Ronnie Wood Bestowed With Prestigious UK Honor

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood received the prestigious  the Freedom of the City of London honor earlier this week, he revealed.

The UK Award shines a light on those who provide “exceptional service to the U.K.’s capital city.”

The honor is usually presented by the Chamberlain of the City at a ceremony held at London’s Guildhall municipal building.

Although he couldn’t be there in person due to Covid-19 precautions, Wood penned a letter of thanks on his website.

“My Lord Mayor, Lord Chamberlain, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am humbled and honoured to receive the Freedom of the City of London,” Ronnie wrote. “As a child, I saw the city from the canals and over the years I’ve seen it from many different perspectives.

He continued, “Despite my career in music and art taking me all over the world, I am never happier than when coming home to this great city where I was born.

Wood added, “It is a lovely surprise to be recognised with this award and it has made me, [my wife] Sally, and my twin girls Alice and Gracie very proud. I very much hope to come and meet you in person at the Guildhall when circumstances allow.”