The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge praised Kate Garway as “amazing” during Britain’s Pride Awards On Sunday.
The 53-year-old Good Morning Britain presenter has been praised for her resilience as husband Derek Draper continues his battle with Covid-19.
The touching exchange happened in a pre-recorded clip in which Kate joins the royals to honor the NHS.
My former I’m A Celebrity camper thanked Prince William and Kate Middleton for joining her in expressing thanks to the Health Service, to which the Duchess replied: “I think you are amazing at doing this – you’ve got yourself through tough times. How is everyone?”
The GMB host replied: “We’re fine – it’s so tough, you can’t visit it.
“The children are still not able to visit. I think this is a lot of pressure on everyone.”
The 38-year-old prince added: “It was very difficult for a lot of people.”
Kate replied, “You’ve had it in your family too!”
William admitted: “Yes, my dad had it very early on.”
Prince Charles was reported to have contracted Covid-19 around the same time that Kate Derek’s husband contracted the deadly virus, on March 30th.
Kate revealed on Friday that her husband had managed to utter his first word since his coma, even though it was heartbreaking as she whispered the word “pain” while watching her on FaceTime.
During the broadcast of Britain’s Pride, Kate said of the NHS: “There is no doubt the NHS saved Derek’s life. You can never find enough words to say thank you!”
Viewers were quick to share their pride that I cried and how she proved her “inspiration” during the pandemic.
Take to Twitter, Someone wrote, “After watching PrideOfBritain, I think we all want to pay tribute to everyone who has dealt with #covid, it’s been a very difficult year. [heart emoji] To kategarraway who was an angel backing Derek like this. ”
Another added: “kategarraway What an extraordinary woman o”
While a third wrote: “Kate is a lot of inspiring people.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge awarded NHS a Special Recognition Award.
William said: “The NHS staff have worked tirelessly around the clock, putting their lives on the line.
“We are inspired by stories of courage and selflessness. Some have left their families, some have gone out of retirement to fight the epidemic.”
“And the hard work is still going on. We still owe it to them,” the Duchess added.
“It is a great honor for us to present this award to dedicated employees across the country.”
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