His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales
The degree of Doctor of Laws* was conferred ad eundem gradum upon His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) by the Chancellor Sir William Cullen at a ceremony held in the Great Hall on 23 June 1920.
Edward, the Prince of Wales arrived in Victoria on 2 April 1920 representing his father, King George V, to thank Australians for the part they played in World War 1.
* As there was no provision in the University Act until 1952 for conferring of honorary degrees by the University of Sydney, the University awarded a number of degrees 'ad eundem gradum' - mostly Doctor of Laws - as a mark of special honour. Those who received this award included members of the Royal Family, Governors-General, distinguished soldiers and leaders of industry.
Find out about the Prince of Wales' visit to the University here.