Emma Thompson gets top British award

Lawrence Kim
November 8, 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.

Thompson has been a longtime friend of the royals, and was honoured to be part of the moment with the man she saw grow from a young child.

"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.

The Love Actually star dished on their candid interaction following the ceremony, saying, "I love Prince William". News. "He said, 'This day isn't about me, it's about you'". "He said, 'This day isn't about me, it's about you, '" she added.

"It's really lovely, because I've always loved the boys and I've always been a long-term correspondent with their dad". It was first announced in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in June.

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

She posed alongside her husband Greg Wise outside of the palace to commemorate the occasion.

Dressed in a navy Stella McCartney suit and white sneakers, Thompson also wore a Fawcett Society Equal Pay button, telling the press she hopes to use her damehood to help stop children from going hungry over the school holidays.

"I'm very outspoken, politically".

Meanwhile, Dame Emma highlighted her own activism after the ceremony, describing herself as "a card-carrying feminist" and "human rights advocate".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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