When the Coronavirus pandemic was really starting to snowball into a global pandemic, the Royal Family put a halt to investitures as a safety precaution. This week though, they're making an exception for Captain Tom Moore, a former British Army officer, who raised more than NZ$56 million for UK health workers in the lead up to his 100th birthday.
On Saturday our time, Queen Elizabeth II will honour thr knighthood of Captain Tom in a ceremony at Windsor Castle.
He will be accompanied by his close family.
While exactly how the ceremony will run with social distancing protocols etc in place, it seems that Tom is super excited about the upcoming ceremony - as he should!
Taking to Twitter, Captain Tom Moore said:
"I could never have imagined this would happen to me," Moore wrote on Twitter today about the news. "It is such a huge honour and I am very much looking forward to meeting Her Majesty The Queen. It is going to be the most special of days for me #FridayWillBeAGoodDay."
Downing Street confirmed the news of Moore's knighthood in early May, with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling Moore "a beacon of light through the fog of coronavirus."