Photos: Captain Sir Tom Moore is knighted by the Queen at Windsor Castle
12 August 2020, 14:41 | Updated: 12 August 2020, 15:16
Captain Sir Tom Moore has been knighted by the Queen at Windsor Castle today, her majesty's first official engagement since lockdown began.
The investiture to honour the Captain Tom took place in a "unique ceremony" outside in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
The Queen congratulated Sir Tom and said: "Thank you so much, an amazing amount of money you raised."
Captain Sir Tom said it was "the most special of days for me".
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The knighthood comes after the public called for Captain Sir Tom Moore to be honoured and when Boris Johnson even made a nomination for his knighthood in May.
The Queen used a sword that belonged to her father, George VI, to bestow the knighthood and the monarch's arrival was announced by the sound of bagpipes.
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The ceremony comes after Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter, Princess Beatrice, married her fiance Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a secret ceremony earlier on the same day (July 17).