COLONEL Tom Moore is thrilled to hold the same military rank as the Duchess of Cornwall, he has confirmed.
The former captain was promoted on his 100th birthday in recognition of his heroic efforts raising money for the NHS, and is now the same rank as the woman best known for Tampongate.
A friend said: “Like Camilla, Tom is just so delighted to serve. Just in different ways.
“While he enlisted in the Army during the Second World War and served in India and Burma, winning four medals, she helped her country by breaking up the heir to the throne’s marriage.
“And while he, at the age of 99, tirelessly walked around his own garden and inspired a nation to raise £30 million, she lives in a house worth at least twice that and is the patron of many charities but gives them nothing.
“So it’s absolutely right that they should hold the same military rank. Well, almost the same. She’s actually a colonel-in-chief. And an air commodore.”