Emma Thompson becomes a dame but doesn't get to kiss Prince William

Angelo Anderson
November 7, 2018

Emma Thompson is made a Dame Commander of the British Empire by Prince William at Buckingham Palace, London, Wednesday Nov. 7, 2018.

Emma Thompson has revealed that she shared a cheeky exchange with the Duke of Cambridge upon receiving her damehood at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday. "He said, 'This day isn't about me, it's about you, '" she added.

However, Thompson didn't seem too bothered by the rejection. She even described dancing with the heir apparent as "better than sex" in a 2013 profile.

Though the two-time Oscar victor has known the honor was coming since seeing her name on Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday Honors List last June, she was presented with her investiture pin at Buckingham Palace by the prince on Wednesday.


The Oscar- and Bafta-winning star said it was "a very lovely feeling" to become a dame for services to drama. "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.

Sporting a Fawcett Society Equal Pay badge, she said she hopes to use her damehood to bring attention to children going hungry in the school holidays, known as holiday hunger.

The newly minted Dame was recognized in the Queen's Birthday Honors list in June, and was joined by her husband, Greg Wise, and their children, Gaia, 18, and Tindyebwa, 19, for the ceremony.

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