NHS fundraising hero Captain Tom Moore to be knighted by the Queen in person at Windsor Castle
The 100-year-old Second World War veteran won the hearts of the nation and raised almost £33 million for health service charities by walking laps of his Bedfordshire garden earlier this year.
He will be joined by family members for an unprecedented personal investiture staged in the castle's quadrangle on Friday.
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Ahead of the ceremony, Sir Tom said on his official Twitter account: "Ready and raring to go for what is a very special day. Thank you for all the well wishes, as ever, overwhelmed by your support.”
Hannah Ingram-Moore said the investiture was the "icing on the cake" of her father's achievements.
She told BBC Breakfast ahead of the ceremony: "We will take a leisurely pace down to Windsor - no rushing today and no falling, no tripping, and we have a fairly regimented day ahead of us."
The 94-year-old Queen has been staying at Windsor during the coronavirus pandemic for her safety, but will carry out the official engagement in person.
While other investitures due to be held at Buckingham Palace in London and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh in June and July were postponed, a special exception has been made for Sir Tom.
Buckingham Palace believes it is the first time the "unique" format of his ceremony will have taken place, amid the exceptional circumstances of the pandemic and Downing Street's announcement of Sir Tom's individual knighthood.
The Queen will use the sword that belonged to her father, King George VI, and will present Sir Tom with the insignia of Knight Bachelor.
Buckingham Palace said the investiture will follow strict social distancing rules.
Royal commentator Dickie Arbiter described the Queen's decision to give Captain Sir Tom Moore his knighthood in an individual ceremony as "very significant".
He added: "To actually see the Queen in person - this is a step in the right direction, a step hopefully back to new normality, but it will be a very slow step."