Kate Garraway says Royal Family member offered Derek help from top physician

Kate Garraway was sent a personal letter from a member of the Royal family offering her husband Derek Draper some help from a top physician.

The 53-year-old Good Morning Britain presenter and Derek experienced a horrific year after he became seriously ill with coronavirus.

Derek is now home from the hospital after being there for over a year.

Now, Kate has revealed that she received a letter from a member of the Royal family amid the family's tough time.

The letter included a wonderful gesture as the Royal family member offered Kate the use of a Royal physician to help Derek.

Mum-of-two Kate made the revelation in her new memoir Kate Garraway: The Power Of Hope, which is being serialised in the Mail on Sunday.

She kept the identity of the Royal a secret as she penned: "One day I received a letter from a member of the Royal Family, offering the services of a Royal physician.

"How lovely, I thought, although it seemed utterly surreal."

Numerous people reached out to Kate while Derek remained seriously ill in hospital.

After Derek was hospitalised, David Beckham sent her two children Billy, 11, and Darcey, 15, video messages as he offered them support.

In her memoir, Kate wrote: "I hadn't had the chance to look at social media so it was Darcey and Billy who spotted it and squealed with delight.

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"I messaged him back, thanking him and saying the kids were thrilled."

She continued: "He sent a personal video to each of them – words of encouragement and fun. He said he'd been thinking of his own kids and how they might feel."

Empathising with Kate and her family's heartache, David has four children with his wife Victoria – sons Brooklyn, 22, Romeo, 18, Cruz, 16, and daughter Harper, 9.

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