Captain Tom Moore knighted by Queen Elizabeth in unique ceremony

royals 20/07/2020

Capatin Sir Tom Moore has been officially knighted after his immense fundraising efforts for the UK's NHS.

The knighting of Sir Tom marked the Queen's first official engagement since lockdown and although it was vey unique to how a knighting ceremony would normally run, it was just as special for all involved.

"This is such a high award and to get it from Her Majesty as well - what more can anyone wish for? This has been an absolutely magnificent day for me." Capatin Sir Tom Moore said in a statement.

The Queen personally praised Capt Sir Tom, telling him: "Thank you so much, an amazing amount of money you raised."

In May, Britian's Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a special nomination for the war veteran to be knighted.

Buckingham Palace said it was the first time the ceremony had been held in the strictly socially-distanced format.

The Queen used the sword that belonged to her father, George VI, to bestow the insignia of Knight Bachelor upon Capt Sir Tom.

Her arrival was announced by the sound of bagpipes played by the Queen's Piper, Pipe Major Richard Grisdale, of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

It was a big weekend for the monarch, who prior to meeting with Captain Sir Tom Moore, attended her granddaughter Princess Beatrice's wedding day.