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Queen knights Captain Tom, 100-year-old raising millions for healthcare workers, in rare ceremony

Queen Elizabeth II awards Captain Sir Thomas Moore with the insignia of Knight Bachelor at Windsor Castle on July 17, 2020.

Queen knights Captain Tom, 100-year-old raising millions for healthcare workers, in rare ceremony

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Queen Elizabeth II awards Captain Sir Thomas Moore with the insignia of Knight Bachelor at Windsor Castle on July 17, 2020.

Queen Elizabeth II is still on the job and looking pretty well for a 94-year-old in pandemic quarantine at Windsor Castle for the last four months.


Friday was a busy day for her: First, one of her granddaughters got married in a surprise, secret ceremony on the castle estate, with less than 30 people in attendance in accordance with Britain's pandemic rules.


And later in the afternoon, she knighted a 100-year-old WWII veteran, Captain Sir Thomas Moore, who's become a hero of the pandemic era for raising millions for healthcare workers, in a unique outdoor ceremony in the castle quadrangle.


This ceremony people got to see, as it was covered by the media. Pictures and video showed the queen and Moore, both maskless, step through the investiture ritual – the royal chair, the sword taps, the handshake (she wore gloves, as per usual) – on the grass in bright sunshine. (Usually, people are knighted in indoor ceremonies.)


A bit hunched due to his age, Moore approached his monarch with his trusty walker across the grass. After the ceremony, he posed for the pool cameras, holding up his insignia proudly.


At one point, the two – both WWII veterans – were a only a sword's distance away from each other, but otherwise it was a socially-distanced affair. The queen used the sword that belonged to her father, George VI, Buckingham Palace said. Captain 
Moore was accompanied by a small number of members of his family. 


The queen wore one of her signature ensembles of pastel coat, dress and hat, this one in mint green, the same outfit she wore to the wedding, judging from photos of her arrival at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge. 

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