Emma re­ceives dame­hood from her friend, the prince

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - City - - ENTERTAINMENT - AP

Os­car-win­ning ac­tor 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 long-time 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 in the UK.

The ac­tor wore sneak­ers and a suit at the awards cer­e­mony, in a de­vi­a­tion from style tra­di­tion.

AC­TOR EMMA THOMP­SON SAYS THAT SHE HAS KNOWN PRINCE WIL­LIAM ‘SINCE HE WAS LIT­TLE’

PHOTO: VI­RAL BHAYANI PHOTO: JONATHAN BRADY/POOL VIA AP

Emma Thomp­son af­ter be­ing made a Dame Com­man­der of the British Em­pire byPrince Wil­liam

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