OIC - ENTSIMAGES.COM - February 3rd, 2014. Former British soldier James Wharton receives the "Freedom of the City of London" award at The Guildhall in the City of London on February 3rd, 2014 in recognition of his work in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community to tackle homophobic bullying in secondary schools. James Wharton was one of the first openly gay soldiers in the British Army, who served with Prince Harry and considers him a personal friend, came out in 2005, two years after he began his enlistment. Photo Ents Images/Vickie Flores. OIC 0203 174 1069.