Emma Thompson Makes Prince William Blush as She Receives Damehood

Actress Emma Thompson arrives at Buckingham Palace London to receive her damehood at an Investiture ceremony. PRESS ASSOCIATION

She also shared her affection for Prince William with reporters, according to the Associated Press. Thompson was honored for her contributions to drama.

Actress Emma Thompson shared a laugh with Prince William as she was made a dame at Buckingham Palace.

"I'm very outspoken politically", said the 59-year-old, adding that she hoped to use her damehood to bring attention to so-called "holiday hunger", which sees up to three million United Kingdom children go hungry during the school holidays. "He said, 'This day isn't about me, it's about you, '" she added.

ASSOCIATED PRESS Emma Thompson receives Britain's highest honor at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.

However, Thompson didn't seem too bothered by the rejection.

"I love Prince William", Thompson said after the ceremony.


As someone who's been in the public eye for decades, Thompson has crossed paths with the royals before and is apparently an old friend of Prince Charles.

"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.

The Oscar- and Bafta-winning star said it was "a very lovely feeling" to become a dame for services to drama. It was first announced in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in June.

"They send you a letter saying, 'Will you accept it?' You can choose not to".

At Thursday's ceremony she said she planned to use her new title to bring attention to the plight of poor children who don't get adequate food during school holidays.

Outside the palace, Thompson smiled and stood next to her husband Greg and two children, Gaia and Tindyebwa.

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