Kate Garraway was flooded with praise after her royal coverage on Good Morning Britain.

The presenter, 55, took the reigns on the first ever Sunday episode of the ITV daytime show despite normally hosting it on weekdays.

ITV underwent a major format change over the weekend following the death of the Queen, who passed away aged 96 at her Balmoral estate on Thursday (September 8).

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The broadcaster decided to bring in its weekday presenters such as Kate, Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard to cover the historic royal event.

GMB usually airs 6am until 9am Monday to Friday, but ITV altered their schedule to allow special broadcasts on both Saturday and Sunday.

Ben and Susanna anchored Saturday's show, with Kate appearing from Buckingham Palace as mourners paid their respects to the monarch.

But Kate hosted the Sunday show alone and chatted to various guests about the grieving royal family, including royal photographer Chris Jackson and royal commentator Emily Andrews.

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Asked what she thought about the Prince William and Harry's reunion, seen at Windsor on Saturday afternoon, Emily said: "I thought it was incredible for William and Harry to come out and be so assured and to meet the public and to share in their grief, because one does have to wonder as well whether this might bring back memories of the death of their mother."

Kate replied: "I was wondering that, there’s potential triggering isn’t there? The rawness of that grief for whom William said in his statement, the Queen was absolutely there with him through those darkest days. And so to be there thinking about her passing… I mean very very poignant moments."

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Fans flooded Kate with praise, with many urging ITV bosses to recruit Kate for coverage of the Queen's final journey, referring to the trip undertaken by Her Majesty's coffin from Balmoral to London.

One fan wrote: "Chose Kate Garraway for Her Majesty’s final journey coverage. I feel like I’ve done the right thing. BBC is the norm, but I don’t feel I’ve don’t [sic] wrong choosing Kate"

A second said: "What a moment and @kategarraway doing a fantastic job at covering events this morning. More of this please over the coming days."

A third added: "#gmb Kate Garraway shows her professionalism on tv today. Her OB reports are so detailed and interesting a true professional."

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6am

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