Kate, who looked glamorous in a stylish purple and red number, had previously opened up about the ‘utterly surreal’ moment a member of the royal family reached out to her after Derek became ill.
In her memoir Kate Garraway: The Power Of Hope, the 56-year-old didn’t mention the royal by name but said they had been kind enough to offer her the services of specialist royal doctors.
While attending an awards ceremony for Charles’ Prince’s Trust Awards, Kate, who recently ended up in hospital herself, was heard thanking the Prince of Wales for his ‘kind’ gesture and updating him on Derek’s condition.
According to The Mirror, Kate said: ‘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,’ Kate added.
After Charles asked her if Derek, the UK’s longest-surviving coronavirus patient, is now recovered, it’s claimed Kate told him ‘not really,’ and that sadly ‘he’s got all the damage and all sorts, can’t speak, can’t walk.’
Charles was reportedly taken aback by the update and asked her to clarify if this was still ‘from the pandemic’.
Kate replied telling Prince Charles that Derek became sick shortly after they last attended an event for the royal’s organization and that her husband was in a coma for 11 months.
Although Derek, was first hospitalized in March 2020 with COVID-19, has returned to his family home to be with Kate and the couple’s two kids Darcey and Billy, Derek still requires round-the-clock care.