He received the accolate “Freedom of the City of London”
Congrats to Ronnie! He received this honor in recognition of his services to music… and you can see his handwritten thanks below. The honour of Freedom of the City of London is believed to have first started in 1237 and celebrates significant achievement or contribution to public life [=> ecolife.ie].
That accolate has some quite interesting rights to bestow on the honored person:
Freedom of the City of London is often thought to bestow certain privileges on the recipient, but these honours are largely historical (the right to drive cattle over London Bridge) or apocryphal (the right to a silken rope if hanged, and the right to carry an unsheathed sword in public). [=> loudersound.com]