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The Queen to knight Captain Tom Moore at Windsor Castle

Captain Tom Moore
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The Queen will bestow the knighthood awarded to Captain Tom Moore for his services to the NHS at Windsor Castle in a special ceremony.

The investiture will be the first time since lockdown began that the Queen has held a face to face engagement at the Castle. In June 2020, she took part in a scaled back Trooping the Colour in the grounds of Windsor.

Investitures have been postponed indefinitely since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Personal investitures such as this are also extremely rare.

Captain Sir Tom will be accompanied by members of his family for the event. He will be knighted with a sword that belonged to the Queen’s father, King George VI.

Captain Sir Tom, who has raised £33 million for the NHS since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, was made a knight on his 100th birthday in April in recognition of his achievements.

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