Prince William has paid tribute to Captain Tom Moore, who has raised over £18 million for the NHS.

The 37 year old, who recently admitted to feeling "guilty" about lying to his children over homeschooling, donated an undisclosed amount to the 99 year old's fundraising efforts, Kensington Palace has confirmed.

Captain Moore has been walking laps around his garden to raise funds for the NHS battling the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

While he originally set the target to £1,000, the World War II veteran has managed to raise far more for the brave health workers risking their lives in hospital.

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An though he's already reached his 100th lap around his Bedfordshire garden, he shows no signs of slowing down as he continues to walk while donations pour in.

It is thought that Prince WIlliam has even penned a note to the Captain, praising him for his efforts.

And in an interview on BBC Breakfast, the Duke of Cambridge didn't hold back as he called the veteran and "absolute legend."

William said: "He's an absolute legend. It's incredible. It's amazing. What I love also is that he's a 99 year old war vet, he's been around a long time, he knows everything and it's wonderful that everyone has been inspired by his story and his determination.

"I think he's a one man fundraising machine and God knows what the final total will be but good on him. I hope he keeps going."

After seeing the video, Captain Moore was overwhelmed with joy as he said: "Well that I think is absolutely amazing. That my super prince can say something like that."

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He also took to Twitter to share the clip, captioning it: "A moment we will never forget!" alongside the hashtags #walkwithtom and #TomorrowWillBeAGoodDay.

The tweet was re-shared by Kensington Palace as they commented: "An incredible achievement Tom," with a clapping hands emoji.

The public have flocked to the comment section to petition for the Captain to be given a knighthood as one person said: "He absolutely deserves a knighthood".

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Another wrote: "How about a Knighthood for Capt Moore! What an amazing man he is—his entire life is a shining example!"

A third commented: "To everyone who wants him knighted- i'd say wait for april 30th on his 100th birthday!" [sic]

While a fourth pleaded: "Let's break all traditions and give him a knighthood on his 100th birthday in two weeks, this would be an amazing gift not just for him but for the whole country and for all our amazing NHS staff. Please please please sort this."

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