The TV host thanked the Prince of Wales for offering to bring in specialist royal doctors to treat her husband, who is believed to be Britain’s oldest patient with covid.
Previously, Kate had spoken of the ‘absolutely surreal’ moment when a member of the royal family contacted her.
In her memoir Kate Garraway: The Power Of Hope, she did not name the royal but said they kindly offered the services of a royal doctor to help her recover.
The 54-year-old, who has met the heir on several occasions, called the letter “charming.”
At an awards ceremony today for the Charles’ Prince’s Trust Awards, Kate was heard thanking the Prince of Wales for his kind gesture.
Speaking to Charles, Kate said: ‘And you might not remember it, but you were really nice to me because my husband got really sick with Covid after the last Prince’s Trust awards.
“You wrote to me and gave me the help of your doctors, so thank you very much… and it got better.
Charles replied, “Is he better? Kate sadly replied, ‘Not really. He’s got all the messes and kinds, can’t talk, can’t walk.
Taken aback after apparently realizing that Derek was still suffering from the effects of the Covid capture, Charles exclaimed, “Oh no! From the pandemic?
Garraway: “Yeah, he came down with it right after our last visit (in 2020) and we had the rally and you did the Namaste, and it was right after that that he got sick and was in a coma for sort of 11 months.
Charles: “It’s amazing how that affects. “
Although he’s back home with Kate and their children Darcey and Billy, Derek still needs round-the-clock care.
Viewers witnessed the family’s very personal experience of the deadly disease in ITV’s moving documentary Finding Derek.
The program left many people in tears as they watched in heartbreaking eyes as the psychotherapist spoke about his struggles and suicidal thoughts.
Garraway: “This is ridiculous, because I got it at the same time and I’m fine, and you got it too?” “
Charles: “Well absolutely. “
Earlier today, the Prince of Wales was moved to tears when a young man paid tribute to his college tutor for his support as he resumed his life with the help of the Prince’s Trust.
Aidan Sayers’ transformation from an unemployed teenager kicked out of school to someone who now has a house, a car and a job has been recognized with a trust award presented by Charles.
The Prince’s Trust helps young people develop the confidence and skills they need to achieve their ambitions, so they can live, learn and earn a living.
Founded by the Prince of Wales in 1976, the association supports young people aged 11 to 30 who are unemployed, in difficulty at school and threatened with exclusion.
The recipient was moved as he thanked Claire McGarvey for guiding him through a course on confidence by telling him “I love you as much as my grandmother”.
Charles appeared in tears as the 20-year-old spoke at the awards ceremony at St James’s Palace and then praised the youngsters’ determination recognized.
Speaking, he said: “It’s really wonderful to be together again in person after this delay of about 18 months, this terrible pandemic, and then to share in the celebrations of all these wonderful young people.
“I find that their stories alternately moved me, made me laugh and cry.
“So I came to know how proud I am of them and what they represent in terms of the incredible effort and determination that they put into all of this and to win their awards. “
Guests included ambassadors and supporters of the Prince’s Trust and its international body, including actors Richard E Grant and Colin Salmon, Edward Enninful, editor-in-chief of British Vogue, comedian Hugh Dennis, presenter Kate Garraway and the host Fearne Cotton.
The 20-year-old from Darlington described the school as ‘not for me’ and later revealed his hopes of joining the military had been dashed due to an allergy, but he signed up for a class. Prince’s Trust Achieve which gave him purpose and confidence.
On stage, the 20-year-old said: “Without people like Claire around us, I don’t know where I would be, I wouldn’t have a house, I wouldn’t have anywhere to go, I wouldn’t have from work, I would have nothing.
“Without the Prince’s Trust, I obviously wouldn’t be here, I would probably be on the streets. Because of what the Prince’s Trust has done, because of everything you have done, I am here today and cannot say thank you enough. “