Poirot joins Churchill, Princess Di and Nelson Mandela, who've all also received the privilege. Freedom of the City of London means he can
herd sheep across London Bridgewhich is nice, although he's already married. Wonder if his wife's slightly miffed that he's only picked it up now?
carry a drawn sword
marry in St. Paul's Cathedral
Better still, he actually is a Londoner, and had clever things to say about it all:
We are absolutely thrilled to bits. What is wonderful is that I feel part of a 13th century City of London tradition. Being a Londoner, born in Paddington, I'm just so proud and it makes me feel that I really belong.Best of all, we're going to see him in Complicit in the next few weeks. And I'll bring you a review of the new freeman's peformance then. Exciting.