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Captain Sir Tom heads to Windsor hotel for tea after receiving his knighthood

Captain Sir Tom heads to Windsor hotel for tea after his knighthood

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A 100-year-old veteran who raised millions for the NHS during lockdown was knighted by the Queen on Friday.

Captain Tom Moore was knighted by the Queen in a unique private ceremony at Windsor Castle.

The Queen has been staying at Windsor Castle since lockdown and used a sword for the ceremony that belonged to her father George VI.

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Captain Sir Tom said on Twitter he was 'overwhelmed with pride and joy'.

He said: "I have been overwhelmed by the many honours I have received over the past weeks, but there is simply nothing that can compare to this, I am overwhelmed with pride and joy."

Before the service he said he was 'raring to go' for the very special day. 

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The unprecedented personal ceremony was staged in Windsor Castle's quadrangle. 

Captain Sir Tom's daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore, son-in-law Colin Ingram, grandson Benjie and granddaughter Georgia watching also attended the ceremony. 

Afterwards the family headed to Castle Hotel in Windsor High Street for a spot of afternoon tea.

Sam Goss, general manager of Castle Hotel Windsor said: "We are incredibly honoured to have welcomed Captain Sir Tom Moore and his family to the Castle Hotel Windsor – MGallery Collection.

"In celebration of his knighthood from Her Majesty The Queen, our team created a bespoke Afternoon Tea to mark the day. He is a true inspiration to us all and we are delighted to have welcomed the whole family on such a special occasion.”

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