Earlier this week, Kate revealed she was considering self-isolating with her children Darcey and Billy, so they’d be allowed to go to Derek on Christmas Day.
Derek, 53, has been in hospital since March after being admitted with coronavirus and is alleged to be the UK’s longest case of Covid-19. He’s currently free of the virus and in a ‘state of minimal consciousness’.
Talking on Friday’s pre-recorded Good Morning Britain, Piers and Susanna took a second to consider all the individuals who have struggled or misplaced a beloved one in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.
Reflecting on the extremely troublesome 12 months we have now confronted, Piers started: ‘After all, to all of people who have misplaced family members this 12 months, or whose family members are significantly ailing from the virus.
Piers paid a transferring tribute to Kate (Image: ITV)
‘We’re notably considering of our colleague Kate, after all, who gained’t be with Derek this Christmas. It was all the time a particular time, we all know, for the household and our hearts exit to Kate and the youngsters in the present day.’
‘It is going to be a really totally different Christmas for them, clearly and we proceed to hope and pray that Derek comes by means of what’s been a tremendously troublesome ordeal for him, clearly, and for his household,’ he added.
Derek continues to be in hospital after contracting coronavirus (Image: Rex)
It’s unclear whether or not Kate was capable of go to her husband in the present day, however final week she expressed her fears that her plans to see Derek over the festive week had been ruined after Boris Johnson launched tighter restrictions for London and a number of other different areas.
Derek, a former political lobbyist, has been in hospital for 9 months. He’s now freed from the virus however is in a state of minimal consciousness.
‘I’m discovering it actually difficult, I do know it’s the marginally distinctive place I’m in nevertheless it’s additionally not…,’ Kate defined on GMB.
‘Clearly my dream is for the kids and I to see Derek on Christmas Day ultimately. The sensible challenges with that’s we have now to maintain actually protected so as to have the ability to go to him and isolate. Additionally, it’s a query of if we’re doing that, can we have now my mum and pop there?
‘I need to try to keep away from, if in any respect potential, simply Darcey, Billy and I on Christmas Day as a result of I believe that will make Derek’s absence really feel big and the remainder of the household’s absence really feel big. It’s fairly a troublesome stability to work all of it out.’
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Good Morning Britain airs each day at 6am on ITV.