On a day full of emotions, the Queen Isabel He followed an ancient tradition remembering the good times of his father, unsheathed an esp @ d @, once owned by his father, and placed it on the slim shoulders of 100-year-old Tom Moore.
The long-standing hero of a nation became a "knight of the kingdom" last Friday. Moree wowed the British public by walking 100 laps from his garden in England and raising about £ 33m ($ 40m) for the National Health Service in April.
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The Queen Isabel He was knighted with the traditional "sword strike", although it was not required to kneel before the monarch as customary.
Instead, Moore he steadied himself against his now famous walker and turned on the grass to stand in front of Elizabeth
I have been overwhelmed by the many honors I have received in the past few weeks, but there is simply nothing that compares to this, "he tweeted after the ceremony." I am overwhelmed with pride and joy. "
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Also, a ceremony was held outside the castle of Windsor, west of London, where the queen of 94 years has been a refugee during the pandemic of COVID-19 along with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.
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Moore, who rose to the rank of captain while serving in India and Burma during the war, revealed that he and Elizabeth They spoke for ages, slightly breaking the protocol of not revealing a private conversation with the queen.
She mentioned that I am 100 years old, and I said, 'Well, you still have a long way to go,' so that's fine, "she said.
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Moore stole the hearts of the nation and in order to celebrate its 100th anniversary, he took a tour of the garden for every year of his life.
On the other hand, his family took the challenge further by using the motto #TomorrowWillBeAGoodDay with what they are looking for donations to support health workers during the pandemic.
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