Prince Charles offered his support to Kate Garraway amid her husband Derek Draper's battle with coronavirus and the after-effects.

Kate Garraway

Kate Garraway

The 54-year-old journalist was able to thank the royal for reaching out and offering some help, after Derek was struck down with COVID last year, and he still requires 24/7 care at home.

According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, at a recent ceremony for Charles' Prince’s Trust Awards, she told him: "And you, you might not remember but you were very kind to me because my husband got very sick with COVID after the last Prince’s Trust Awards.

"You wrote to me and gave me help from your doctors, so thank you very much ... and he did improve."

The Good Morning Britain' presenter's husband was in hospital for more than a year due to his battle with COVID.

Charles was keen to hear what had happened, and replied: "Is he better?"

But Kate said: "Not really. He’s got all the damage and all sorts, can’t speak, can’t walk.”

Charles asked Kate whether Derek was still suffering from the effects of COVID after all this time.

She replied: "Yes, he went down with it just after we were last here (in 2020) and we had the gathering and you did the Namaste, and it was just after that that he got sick and was in a coma for sort of 11 months."

Kate admitted it was "ridiculous" how badly Derek has suffered, as she and the royal also had the virus, but they had recovered.

She said: "It’s ridiculous, because I got it at the same time and I’m fine, and you had it as well?"

Charles said: "Well absolutely."

Kate charted her experiences in the ITV documentary 'Finding Derek', which went on to win a National Television Award for Best Authored Documentary.


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