Captain Tom Moore has become Captain Sir Tom Moore after receiving a knighthood from the Queen in her first official engagement since lockdown.
The 100-year-old Second World War veteran, who raised almost £33 million for NHS charities, travelled to Windsor Castle with his family for the ‘unique’ ceremony today. The fundraising hero was invited to the royal residence for a special investiture with the monarch, which is rare as all royal honours ceremonies planned for June and July were delayed due to coronavirus. The 94-year-old Queen, who has been staying at Windsor since before the quarantine, carried out the official engagement in person to honour Sir Tom.
The Queen personally praised Captain Sir Tom, telling him: ‘Thank you so much, an amazing amount of money you raised.’