Kate Garraway praised by fans as she bravely performs reading in front of the Royals despite heartbreaking Derek update

KATE Gawrrawy put her sad news about husband Derek Draper out of her mind as she bravely read a poem on the Royal Carols: Together at Christmas.

The TV presenter read the poem Love Came Down at Christmas by Christina Rossetti in front of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and other royals.

Wearing a cream coat over a red top, Kate managed to get through the message of hope, despite the heartbreaking news about her husband.

"Love came down at Christmas, love all lovely, love divine, love was born at Christmas, star and angels gave the sign," she read.

"Worship we the Godhead, love incarnate, love divine, worship we our Jesus, but wherewith for sacred sign, love shall be our token, love be yours, and love be mine.

"Love to God and all men, love for plea, and gift and sign."

Derek was rushed to hospital in March last year after contracting Covid-19.

He was critically ill and spent over a year in hospital, before finally returning home to be cared for by Kate and their children in April.

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Royal Carols viewers could not believe Kate was able to compose herself to deliver the poem

"Kate Garraway. How she carries on and juggling all she does I don’t know. She is super human," wrote one viewer on Twitter.

Kate's brave reading comes after she gave an emotional message about her plans for Christmas with her husband Derek Draper

The TV presenter told her co-host Richard Bacon about what the festive season looked like for her family as Derek, 54, continued his recovery from coronavirus.

Speaking on the ITV breakfast show, Kate, 54, told Richard, 46, about the extraordinary moment they realised the former lobbyist "could understand" her.

She detailed how it meant that while he is still physically in recovery following his two-year long battle with the virus, he will still be involved this Christmas.

"Sometimes it's like he's not present with you," the mother-of-two explained of her husband, who is still having trouble with communicating verbally.

But despite his fatigue and mobility issues, Kate revealed he had laughed during a family discussion about money ahead of the festive season.

"Who's most likely to find money on the floor and keep it?" her family had been asked as part of a fun game at home, which Derek sat in on.

"Everyone in the room all said at the same time, 'Darcy!' and Derek started to laugh," Kate explained. "It was a lovely moment because you thought, 'He does get it, he does understand'."

Richard went on to ask whether the moments were happening more often, as the TV star explained she had been full of "hope" over Derek's recent improvements.

"You get these extraordinary flashes which create a huge surge of hope," she explained. "That has to sustain you through the periods where it feels like there's never any change."

Earlier this month, viewers watched the Good Morning Britain host break down in tears over her husband Derek during an appearance on Piers Morgan Life Stories.

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