Thompson received a damehood from Prince William at a Buckingham Palace ceremony on Wednesday morning for her contributions to the arts as "one of Britain's "most versatile and celebrated actresses". Sure, it may be one of the most prestigious titles in British society (outside of the royal family, natch), but Thompson was more fixated on the fact that she was standing in front of her idol, Prince William.
Speaking about her friendship with both Prince William and Prince Harry, the actress continued: "It's really lovely because I've always loved the boys and I've always been a long-term correspondent with their dad, it's a very lovely feeling". "I said, "I can't kiss you, can I?' And he said, 'No don't"!"
The 59-year-old actress said she "sniggered" when the Duke of Cambridge presented her with the honor and even asked if she could give him a kiss.More news: Kansas elects Native American lesbian Sharice Davids to Congress
"I love Prince William", Thompson said after the ceremony.
Emma Thompson is officially a Dame!
Thompson was named for the female equivalent of a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honors List in June.More news: Jack White slams security for stopping lesbian kiss at gig
Thompson also said she plans to use the honor to raise awareness about schoolchildren who don't get enough to eat during school vacations, the AP reported.
Dame Emma, who arrived at the Palace in white trainers and an emerald Stella McCartney suit, was joined by her husband Greg Wise and their children Tindy and Gaia.
"I'm very outspoken, politically. I'm a card-carrying feminist, human rights advocate, so good for them, because the establishment need more people who can speak up for those things", she said of the honour.More news: Real Madrid’s projected XI vs Viktoria Plzen: Vinicius extremely probable to start