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Kate Garraway thanks NHS heroes at Pride of Britain filming amid husband Derek’s coronavirus battle

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Kate Garraway introduced Prince William and Kate Middleton for Pride of Britain Awards (Picture: PA/REX)

Kate Garraway joined Kate Middleton and Prince William in thanking NHS heroes while filming for the Pride of Britain Awards.

Frontline NHS workers were recognised for their hard work by the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge during the coronavirus pandemic.

Good Morning Britain’s co-host Kate – whose husband Derek Draper remains in intensive care with coronavirus – introduced Will and Kate to the representatives from St Bartholomew’s in London.

Meanwhile, she stood by Kate and William as they gave the six representatives the award and photos showed everyone wearing masks as they talked to each other from a distance.

Another snap had the TV presenter standing in front as the NHS heroes smiled for the cameras behind at a safe distance.

Speaking about the NHS staff, Prince William explained: ‘The devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic has reminded us as a nation of how much we owe to the thousands of NHS workers who have gone far beyond the call of duty this year.

They all stood a safe distance apart (Picture: PA)

Kate posed with the NHS heroes (Picture: PA)

‘They have worked tirelessly around the clock, with humility and compassion, in the most challenging of circumstances, putting their own lives on the line to help others.’

He continued: ‘It is fitting that we are here today at Britain’s oldest hospital to thank and celebrate our NHS staff and to honour them with a Pride of Britain award.’

The health workers who got the award were Marion Jones, a healthcare assistant, Dr Simon Finney, an intensive care consultant, and Keisha Mills, an intensive care matron.

The royals were all smiles for the awards (Picture: PA)

Charlotte Greenfield, a critical care physiotherapist, Heder Lopes Landim, a porter at Barnet Hospital and Martha Sarpong, an intensive therapy unit support nurse also received the award, hailing from Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Kate Middleton went on to say that all NHS staff played a ‘crucial role’ throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Although the weekly clap for NHS is over, she said their ‘ hard work still goes on and we remain indebted to them for all they do.’

The TV presenter’s husband has been in hospital since March, with it recently being claimed that his battle with the virus is the longest in the UK.

While he is now believed to be coronavirus free, Derek is still battling the impact the infection has had on his body.

However, Kate recently said on GMB that her husband has been ‘pretty stable’ while having ‘ups and downs.’

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