Thomp­son gets top British award

The Chatham Daily News - - LIFE -

LON­DON — Os­car-win­ning ac­tress Emma Thomp­son has re­ceived one of Bri­tain’s high­est awards from

Prince William — and thought about giv­ing him a kiss at the

Buck­ing­ham Palace cer­e­mony.

Thomp­son re­ceived a dame­hood on

Wed­nes­day in recog­ni­tion for her splen­did ca­reer, an event made spe­cial by the fact that it was given to her by William, a long­time friend.

“I love Prince William. I’ve known him since he was lit­tle, and we just snig­gered at each other,” she says. “I said, ‘I can’t kiss you, can I?’ And he said, ‘No, don’t!’ ”

Thomp­son was named for the fe­male equiv­a­lent of a knight­hood in the Queen’s Birth­day Hon­ours List in June.

She plans to use the hon­our to fo­cus at­ten­tion on the plight of poor chil­dren who don’t get ad­e­quate food dur­ing school hol­i­days.

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