Kate revealed she and Prince Charles had bought ‘comparatively shut’ on the Prince’s Belief Awards on March 11 – Charles was recognized with coronavirus in mid-March.
She mentioned: ‘Across the 29/30 March, I got here dwelling got here in and mentioned [to Derek] ‘god you look ailing.’
‘He mentioned he had a headache, numbness in his proper hand, and was struggling to breathe,
‘I rang Dr Hilary (Jones) and tried to get by way of, he talked to Derek. He mentioned put me again on, I believe that you must name an ambulance’
Derek, 52, was taken into hospital on March 30 and remained in an unresponsive situation.
Kate and her youngsters remoted at dwelling after she displayed ‘gentle signs’.
Kate mentioned: ‘Derek stays in intensive care and continues to be very ailing. I am afraid it stays an excruciatingly worrying time.
‘I am afraid he’s nonetheless in a deeply vital situation, however he’s nonetheless right here, which implies there’s hope.’
Kate mentioned: ‘The journey for me and my household appears to be removed from over as day by day my coronary heart sinks as I be taught new and devastating methods this virus has extra battles for Derek to battle.
‘However he’s nonetheless HERE & so there’s nonetheless hope.’
That month, Kate and her household took half within the last clap for carers
She mentioned: ‘I am going to by no means hand over on that as a result of Derek’s the love of my life however on the similar time I’ve absolute uncertainty’
On June 5, Kate revealed Derek is now free from coronavirus however continues to battle in opposition to the injury inflicted on his physique
On July 5, Kate revealed Derek has woken from his coma however he stays in a severe but vital situation.
On July 8, she introduced she could be returning to GMB, after being urged by medical doctors to ‘get on with life’ throughout Derek’s restoration.
She added that Derek had ‘opened his eyes’ after waking from his coma, however has been advised his restoration may take years.
On July 13, Kate returned to GMB for the primary time since Derek was hospitalised.
On July 28, Kate revealed she’d paid an ‘further emotional’ first go to to Derek, and admitted she’s ‘pissed off’ by his gradual progress.
On August 14, Kate reassured GMB viewers that Derek was ‘nonetheless with us,’ nevertheless it was ‘a ready sport.’
On August 19, Kate revealed she celebrated Derek’s birthday with their two youngsters, and described the day as ‘difficult’ for her household.
On the finish of September, Derek reportedly turns into the longest surviving affected person with coronavirus after spending 184 days out and in of intensive care.
Kate reveals Derek has misplaced eight stone throughout his battle.
The presenter declares she is returning to her Easy Radio present so Derek can hear her voice.
On October 30 Kate reveals that Derek has spoken for the primary time in seven months, saying the phrase ‘ache’ to his spouse, who watched on ‘in tears’ over FaceTime.
Kate says a day later that her husband now not wants a ventilator to breathe.
Kate reveals her household automotive has been stolen in newest ‘physique blow’ to her household life, as kind-hearted followers provide their vehicles to assist.
She says she feels ‘bodily sick’ on the prospect of dealing with her first Christmas with out Derek.
The GMB star tells viewers it’s her dream to go to Derek on Christmas Day.
She additionally reveals she missed two weeks on GMB after her youngsters had been uncovered to the virus, however fortunately she and the youngsters examined damaging.
On December 17, Kate has an emotional dialog reside on GMB with two nurses who handled Derek when he was first admitted to Whittington Hospital in North London.
On New 12 months’s Eve she displays on a ‘calamitous’ Christmas with out Derek, as her home was flooded and he or she struggled to get a meals supply slot till her pal Emma Willis stepped in to assist.
Kate reveals she and her youngsters bought to go to Derek in hospital over the Christmas interval, and it was the primary time her household had seen him since he was hospitalised.
She additionally says she’s banned from seeing him resulting from new restrictions launched throughout the federal government’s third lockdown.
Kate reveals she is not sure how a lot Derek will ‘ever be capable of get well’ following warning from medical doctors that he might by no means wake from his coma
Kate revealed that was within the means of adapting her dwelling to go well with Derek’s wants when he’s lastly launched from hospital, within the ITV documentary Discovering Derek.
The programmed was praised by viewers for providing a heartbreaking have a look at the long-term results of coronavirus.
Kate additionally revealed that Derek has ‘no muscle left’ since battling Covid
Kate revealed that Derek was lastly allowed to go away hospital, however would require round the clock care as soon as he was returned dwelling.
Kate revealed that regardless of now being dwelling together with his household, his communication skills had been ‘minimal’ and he ‘could not actually transfer’
Throughout an look on Piers Morgan’s Life Tales, Kate revealed that Derek had mentioned ‘I really like you’ for the primary time.
After celebrating Christmas, Derek was additionally pictured in a wheelchair throughout a visit to the pantomime together with his household
Kate revealed that Derek was ‘very fatigued’ and ‘very weak’ following the household outing, including: ‘I do not know what this 12 months goes to deliver.’
Kate supplied a glimpse into the day by day struggles of taking care of her husband amid his battle with lengthy Covid within the documentary Caring For Derek
She additionally revealed that Derek would die inside three days if he was left alone to take care of himself.
On July 6, Kate revealed that Derek had been re-admitted to hospital after struggling a ‘downturn,’ and in a later interview mentioned she takes issues ‘daily.’
On July 20, it was reported that Kate had pulled out of internet hosting Good Morning Britain to be at Derek’s bedside after he took a ‘very severe’ flip for the more severe.
Recalling the day, the presenter advised The Solar: ‘At one level Derek mentioned to me, “That is it, this time. I’m gone.” It was simply terrifying.
‘His sepsis was gut-wrenching for all of us as a result of it had gone undiagnosed till the purpose the place it was about to take his life away once more.’
Kate grew to become overwhelmed as she confronted former well being secretary Matt Hancock over his dealing with of the pandemic and his determination to go on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Right here.
She then grew to become tearful and regarded up as she spoke about Derek, who has been unwell for approaching three years.
Describing public anger in direction of him, Kate added of his determination: ‘This gives the look you continue to do not get why they’re cross. You continue to do not get why persons are upset. They wish to maintain you to extra account.’
Kate revealed that Derek was as soon as once more receiving care in hospital, as she shared the emotional second Sir Elton John devoted a tune to the ‘inspiring’ couple.
She shared the emotional second Sir Elton John devoted a tune to the ‘inspiring’ couple, writing on Instagram: ‘Sure Derek has been again in hospital this week & sure there’s such an extended highway forward however #eltonjohn & @davidfurnish you gave the youngsters & Derek a second that we are going to always remember and has lifted their spirits once more to really feel something is feasible.’
It was additionally reported that Kate was planning a visit internationally for pioneering therapy in a ‘last hope’ to assist her husband.
Kate reportedly confronted an enormous £716,000 tax invoice after she was pressured to shut her husband’s enterprise two years after he grew to become stricken with Covid-19.
The ultimate whole will probably be settled inside the coming weeks, with mates insisting she can pay no matter is owed.
A pal advised The Sun: ‘The figures are terrifying and Kate is in fact nervous about all of the monetary pressures, however she has to belief the method.
‘In the case of an finish, she is set to pay again something that is owed.
‘It is no secret that Kate has been battling to maintain her husband alive and dealing by way of some heartbreaking conditions in her private life lately.
‘Sadly in addition to the emotional stress of Derek’s horrible diseases the monetary burden has additionally been crippling.’
Derek was left combating for his life after struggling a coronary heart assault.
Kate held a 24/7 vigil by his bedside and cancelled all work commitments whereas the household ‘prayed for a miracle’.
A supply mentioned: ‘It was sudden and a shock as he had been doing so properly and was in nice spirits, trying ahead to Christmas at dwelling with the household.
‘This setback has been an enormous blow for his household and all of the individuals caring for him. Kate is by his aspect 24 hours a day and is prepared him on to win this newest battle for his life.
‘Derek has fought so many instances, and all the time, in opposition to all odds, come out the opposite aspect.’
Kate introduced on January 5 that Derek had handed away.
She mentioned: ‘Derek was surrounded by his household in his last days and I used to be by his aspect holding his hand all through the final lengthy hours and when he handed.
‘I’ve a lot extra to say, and naturally I’ll accomplish that sooner or later, however for now I simply wish to thank all of the medical groups who fought so exhausting to avoid wasting him and to make his last moments as snug and dignified as doable’.
MailOnline understands he handed away on January 3 in a North London hospital.
He’s survived by spouse Kate and their youngsters Darcey, 17, and son William, 14.