‘We respect you, rest in peace’: Katie Price and her family pay tribute to the late Captain Tom Moore as they join nationwide clap in his honour
Katie Price has paid tribute to the late Captain Sir Tom Moore as she took part in the nationwide clap in his honour on Wednesday.
The former glamour model, 42, was joined by her beau Carl Woods, 31, and three of her children – Princess, 13, Jett, seven, and Bunny, six, – for the event.
Captain Tom, who won the hearts of the nation last year with his fundraising efforts, sadly died on Tuesday aged 100, after battling pneumonia and coronavirus.
Paying their respects: Katie Price has paid tribute to the late Captain Sir Tom Moore as she took part in the nationwide clap in his honour alongside her beau Carl Woods and children Princess, Jett and Bunny on Wednesday
Katie’s family proudly stood on their doorstep for the remembrance clap with the three children standing infront of their mum and her boyfriend.
As they clapped in the veterans honour, Katie declared: ‘This is our clap for Tom Moore. We respect you, rest in peace.’
Hundreds of thousands of Britons across the nation paid tribute to Captain Tom, who became a national treasure after raising £33m for the NHS by doing laps of his garden during the first lockdown last year, during the clap on Wednesday.
National treasure: Captain Tom, who won the hearts of the nation last year with his fundraising efforts, sadly died on Tuesday aged 100, after battling pneumonia and coronavirus
Prime Minister Boris Johnson led the national round of applause at 6pm from Downing Street, with the veteran’s family also taking part.
Images showed his emotional daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore leaning on her son Benjie as they marked the applause alongside her daughter Georgia and husband Colin Ingram outside Captain Tom’s home in Marston Moretaine near Milton Keynes.
His death was met with an out-pouring of grief with the Queen leading tributes while MPs held a minute’s silence before Prime Minister’s Questions at midday.
Boris Johnson also asked Britons to take part in a clap straight after his 5pm Covid press conference and has thrown his backing behind a statue to commemorate the war veterans for his efforts during the pandemic.
Taking part: The family all clapped for the war veteran with Katie saying ‘we respect you, rest in peace’
Leading the clap: Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds also took part in the doorstep clap in memory of Captain Tom outside Downing Street
This Morning’s Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield also paid emotional tribute to Captain Tom during the show on Wednesday.
Remembering his life, the ITV show honoured the Second World War veteran with a moving picture montage and poignant words highlighting his achievements.
This Morning opened with Holly, 39, and Phillip, 58, sat in silence, while music played alongside a quote said by Tom last year.
Holly began by saying: ‘Captain Sir Tom Moore there, we will be remembering his incredible life in just a few minutes.’
Family: The war veteran’s emotional daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore, her children Benjie and Georgia and husband Colin Ingram also took part in the clap
Touching words: This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield paid an emotional tribute to the late war hero Captain Tom Moore on Wednesday
What then followed was a compilation of images as they detailed his incredible life and achievements, with Phil noting: ‘He captured our hearts with his wartime spirit, optimism and mantra of “Tomorrow will be a good day”.’
The video then paid homage to Tom as it reflected on his rise to prominence which began with his aim of walking 100 laps of his garden to raise money for the NHS amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Detailing why Tom had become a symbol of hope, Phillip continued: ‘He initially hoped to raise £1,000 but surpassed all expectations and raised a staggering £39million becoming a symbol of hope during one of the toughest years the country has endured.’
As the video continued, Phil went on to detail significant moments of Tom’s last year including him becoming an honorary colonel to mark his 100th birthday and him receiving a knighthood from the Queen in July.
Proud: As the video continued, Phil went on to detail significant moments of Tom’s last year including him becoming an honorary colonel to mark him 100th birthday and him receiving a knighthood from the Queen in July
He went on: ‘Captain Tom became an unlikely celebrity worldwide. He went on to break two Guinness World Records becoming the oldest person to get a number one single in the UK charts.
‘He also published an autobiography Today Will Be A Good Day, a children’s picture book. He also became the oldest every cover star for British GQ Magazine.’
After the video ended, a sombre Holly called him an ‘incredible man’, before guests including Katherine Jenkins and Joanna Lumley, paid their own tributes.
Speaking of Tom, Katherine said: ‘I think like everybody out there I was touched by his story and definitely shed a few tears from his achievements.
‘I was excited to meet him. He surpassed everything I thought he was going to be. He was gentle, warm and humble.’
Hero: Captain Tom raised a staggering £33m for the NHS by doing laps of his garden during the first lockdown last year
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