Friday, 16 November, 2018

Actresses Emma Thompson and Sarah Gordy honoured at Buckingham Palace

See Prince William's sweet reaction when Emma Thompson tries to steal a kiss from him Emma Thompson Asked Prince William for a Kiss at Her Investiture Ceremony!
Charles Bowen | 08 November, 2018, 09:40

She also shared her affection for Prince William with reporters, according to the Associated Press.

Just call her Dame Emma Thompson.

Emma Thompson poses at Buckingham Palace after being made a Dame Commander of the British Empire by Prince William.

Even a ceremony as grand as receiving a damehood couldn't stifle Emma Thompson's quick wit. The 59-year-old, who collected the prestigious accolade in recognition of her services to drama, said she and Prince William "sniggered" at each other when she asked for a kiss. The "Love Actually" star also appeared to use the occasion to draw attention to an important issue, wearing a Fawcett Society "Equal Pay" pin on the lapel of her dark blue suit. "He said, 'This day isn't about me, it's about you'".

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"It's really lovely because I've always loved the boys, and I've always been a long-term correspondent with their dad", she said at the ceremony. "It's a very lovely feeling", she said.

Thompson was named for the female equivalent of a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in June. "You can choose to say, 'Well, of course we don't have an empire anymore, thank God, because it was ghastly, colonial, racist, terrible undertaking on every level, ' and actually have some moral principle about it", Thompson said on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" in September.

"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 explained as she was joined by her husband, actor Greg Wise, and children Gaia, 18 and Tindyebwa, 30, who beamed with pride during the ceremony.

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