Queen Elizabeth II will give Captain Tom Moore a knighthood at Windsor Castle this Friday (July 17), Buckingham Palace has confirmed.
The Queen will resume face-to-face engagements this week to deliver Tom Moore's knighthood, given in recognition of his incredible achievement of raising more than £30 million for the NHS by completing 100 laps in his daughter's garden before his birthday in April.
In a statement, the palace said: "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."
During the ceremony, the Queen will use the sword that belonged to her late father, King George VI. The knighthood will take place within the walls of Windsor Castle, meaning there will be no vieweing positions for the public.
Captain Tom will receive the insignia of Knight Bachelor.
As well as raising much-needed funds for the NHS, Tom Moore lifted the nation's spirits during the coronavirus lockdown period.
He also topped the Official Singles Chart in April, teaming up with Michael Ball and the NHS Voices of Care Choir for a rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone. Turning 100 years old during the week he held the top spot, it made him the first centenarian to have a Number 1 single.
Watch the moment Radio 1's Scott Mills broke the news to Tom Moore that he was Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart below:
He also received a card and medal from the Queen - who gave him the honorary title of Colonel - on his birthday on April 30. The message in the letter read: "I am so pleased to know that you are celebrating your one hundredth birthday on 30th April, 2020.
"I was also most interested to hear of your recent fundraising efforts for NHS Charities Together at this difficult time.
"I send my congratulations and best wishes to you on such a special occasion. - Elizabeth R".
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