Duchess of Cornwall wishes Colonel Tom Moore a happy 100th birthday

‘Makes you proud to be British:’ Duchess of Cornwall wishes ‘that wonderful man’ Colonel Tom Moore a ‘very happy’ 100th birthday

  • Clarence House Instagram wished Colonel Tom Moore a happy 100th birthday
  • Shared comment Camilla, 72, made during video call with Darcey Bussell and Angela Rippon on Wednesday
  • Reflected on pride at watching war veteran complete 100 laps of his garden 

The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles have wished Colonel Tom Moore a ‘very happy 100th birthday’ on social media. 

Clarence House Instagram account shared an image of the World War II veteran, who captured the hearts of the nation by raising £30 million for the NHS by doing laps of his garden, alongside a comment Camilla, 72, made during a video call with Darcey Bussell and Angela Rippon on Wednesday. 

It read: “‘That wonderful man, Captain Tom, walking around and raising all that money – that sort of thing makes you proud to be British, doesn’t it.’

Wishing a very happy 100th birthday to Colonel Tom Moore today!’ 

The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles have wished Colonel Tom Moore a ‘very happy 100th birthday’ on Instagram. Pictured, the war veteran at his home in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, after he achieved his goal of 100 laps of his garden

The post recalled a quote Camilla, 72, made during a video call with Darcey Bussell and Angela Rippon on Wednesday (pictured)

The post read: “‘That wonderful man, Captain Tom, walking around and raising all that money – that sort of thing makes you proud to be British, doesn’t it’ (pictured)

The post continued: ‘During a video call with @darceybussellofficial and Angela Rippon earlier this week, The Duchess of Cornwall reflected on her pride at watching the war veteran complete 100 laps of his garden, raising over £30 million for NHS Charities Together, and inspiring countless others to do the same.’

And the comments section was quickly flooded with messages of praise and support from well wishers across the globe.

‘What a remarkable man,’ enthused one, while a second penned: ‘He’s never stopped serving his country. Inspiration.’  

A third added: ‘Colonel Tom Moore, makes us feel proud to be British!! Well done sir! Enjoy your day,’ while a further commented: ‘Colonel Tom is such an inspiration. He deserves a knighthood!’

During a video call with Darcey Bussell and Angela Rippon, The Duchess of Cornwall reflected on her pride at watching the war veteran complete 100 laps of his garden (pictured)

It comes after the news that the Queen has appointed Colonel Tom Moore as the first Honorary Colonel of the Army Foundation College Harrogate to mark his birthday. 

The promotion comes alongside a personal letter from Her Majesty and the new Colonel has also been re-presented with his Second World War Defence Medal ahead of next week’s VE Day celebrations.

And, along with the usual cake and champagne, there’ll be two flypasts to mark his big day today – by Army Air Corps helicopters as well as a Spitfire and Hurricane in the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has also paid tribute to Colonel Tom, saying he not only embodies ‘the spirit of our incredible veteran community but also the resolve of this nation’.

Many took to the comment sections to praise Colonel Tom Moore for being such an ‘inspiration’ (pictured)

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