Historical and Commemorative
Collection of Benjamin Weiss
PRINCE ALBERT VICTOR OF WALES RECEIVES THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY OF LONDON
ADAMS, George Gammon: England, 1885, Bronze, 77 mm
Prince Albert Victor Christian Edward, Duke of Clarence and Avondale and Earl of Athlone (1864-1892) was the eldest son of the Prince of Wales and Princess Alexandra. In 1883, he attended Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was awarded an honorary degree of LL.D., which was customary to bestow on princes of the royal family. He joined the British Navy, attaining the rank of captain, and later was appointed aide-de-camp to Queen Victoria. In 1885, the Court of Common Council of the City of London resolved that a congratulatory address should be presented to Queen Victoria with compliments of congratulation to the Prince and Princess of Wales, and that Prince Albert Victor should be presented with the freedom of the City of London at a ceremony in the Guildhall. This medal was issued by the Corporation of the City of London to commemorate the event.
LINK to privileges granted by receiving the Freedom of the City (from cityoflondon.gov)