Barbara Windsor's London award
'EastEnders' actress Barbara Windsor was awarded the Freedom of the City of London today (04.07.10)
Barbara Windsor was awarded the Freedom of the City of London.
The 'EastEnders' legend was delighted to received the traditional British honour today (04.07.10) at London's Guildhall - because she thinks it means she is finally posh.
She laughed: "I can't believe it. I thought you had to be very posh. I am a true, true Londoner. I love London with a passion and I'm just so honoured. Why me?
"I feel so important today. I just wish my mother was here because she always wanted me to be posh. I'd say 'look Mum, at last I'm posh'."
Barbara recently filmed her final scenes in BBC One soap 'EastEnders', where she has played outspoken landlady Peggy Mitchell since 1994.
Before this, she was known for her work in a number of 'Carry On' movies.
Now she has retired, she plans to spend more time with her husband Scott Mitchell.
When asked if she had any career dreams left to fulfil, she added to HolySoap: "I've done most of it, haven't it?"