Kate Garraway joked she’d be “heading for the Tower” after leaking a “secret” message from a royal on Thursday’s Good Morning Britain.
The ITV presenter told co-host Richard Bacon all about her meeting with Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband Prince William.
Kate was invited to the Duchess’ special carol service, which is said to be a “huge thank you” to those who have gone above and beyond for their communities throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
The celebration airs on Christmas Eve on ITV, and is called Royal Carols: Together at Christmas – with Kate invited to tag along.
Kate also did a reading in front of the royal couple, which she admitted was pretty “intimidating”.
But when Richard asked her about the ceremony, she spilled all on a personal message her namesake sent to her after her attendance.
She then feared she had leaked a major “secret”, with Richard confessing it was too late to backtrack.
Richard had asked her: “You mentioned that after you met William and Kate she sent you a note.
“Can I ask a technical question? If a senior royal sends you a note, what form does it come? Does it come on horseback? Does it have a wax seal?”
Kate explained: “So I was sitting at home with a cup of tea and suddenly there was a knock at the door and there was a fanfare and there were people with trumpets.
“And then, a bit like in Cinderella, where you have a velvet pillow, there was a note with a seal and I opened it up and it was one of the most extraordinary moments of my life.
“It was really sweet, so lovely. She thanked everybody involved ‘cos it means so much to her.”
It’s then that Kate suddenly felt awkward and worried she had said too much, unsure if she was meant to have revealed all on the note.
Kate then remarked: “I wonder if that was a secret that I got a note?” to which Richard responded: “Not anymore!”
Kate shouted: “Crikey! I’ll be in the Tower! Stop!”
On her reading to the royals, Kate went on: “It was a wonderful thing to be invited to, it was a really special occasion and I was so lucky to be there.”
Asked how she felt about reading in front of them, she added: “It’s incredibly intimidating! And before me, William himself had done a reading and been brilliant and there were lots of other people involved.”
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.