Britain’s Captain Tom Moore, who made headlines around the world for his fundraising efforts during the coronavirus pandemic, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in a ceremony at Windsor Castle on Friday.
Moore captivated the British public by walking laps of his garden in England and raising some 33 million pounds (40 million US dollars) for the National Health Service in April.
The queen knighted him with the traditional sword tap, but the World War II veteran was not required to take a knee before the monarch.
Instead, Moore steadied himself against his now-famous walker and wheeled himself across the grass to stand in front of Elizabeth.
The ceremony was staged outside of Windsor Castle west of London, where the 94-year old queen has been sheltering during the COVID-19 pandemic alongside her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.
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