Actress honored by an old friend at royal court
Emma Thompson has received one of Britain’s highest awards from
Prince William in a 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.
Thompson was named for the female equivalent of a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honors List in June.
She plans to use the honor to focus attention on poor children who don’t get adequate food during school holidays.