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 100-year-old veteran was joined by his family to be honoured by the Queen for raising over £32 million for NHS charities.
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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.
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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).