Captain Tom Moore, who became a national hero during the coronavirus crisis, has been invited by Queen Elizabeth to Windsor Castle for an emotive knighthood ceremony. Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the Queen will relaunch her face-to-face engagements later this week, which were put on a standstill due to the looming health crisis.
The reigning monarch will meet Captain Tom Moore who raised millions for the NHS and welcome him to Windsor Castle on Friday where he will receive his much-deserved title. He has already received the title of Colonel which was attributed to him by the Queen on his birthday.
The palace announced “The Queen will confer the Honour of Knighthood on Captain Sir Thomas Moore at an Investiture at Windsor Castle. Captain Sir Thomas Moore will be accompanied by members of his family. Moore will be receiving the “insignia of Knight Bachelor”.
The 100-year-old war veteran became a social media sensation during UK’s lockdown after he pledged to complete 100 laps in his daughter’s garden before his birthday in April. What began as a small project soon became nationally acclaimed and raised over £30 million for the NHS.
The charitable gesture did not only lift the spirits of the NHS staff but also for the families of Britain who were stuck at home during the quarantine.