Call her a dame: Emma Thompson gets top British award

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

Sure, it may be one of the most prestigious titles in British society (outside of the royal family, natch), but Thompson was more fixated on the fact that she was standing in front of her idol, Prince William.

She said: "I'd like to inspire others and empower others to believe in themselves, especially people with Down's syndrome".

Thompson's longtime relationship with The Royals also means that she was subjected to prying questions about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding in May. News. "He said, 'This day isn't about me, it's about you'". "I'm going, 'why isn't this top of the list?' We have kids begging in schools for leftover food, that's just bad".

The 59-year-old actress said she "sniggered" when the Duke of Cambridge presented her with the honor and even asked if she could give him a kiss.

The Oscar- and Bafta-winning star said it was "a very lovely feeling" to become a dame for services to drama.

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It was first announced in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in June. She did, however, wear a fancy suit (adorned with a pin supporting equal pay for women) that measured up to his royal ensemble.

Speaking of the moment she shared with the William, Emma said: "I love Prince William! Or you can be like me and think, 'Hmmm, it's gonna be a really nice badge'".

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

Thompson reportedly plans to use the honor to shine a light on fighting child hunger around the holidays, as well as furthering causes that are close to her heart as a self-described "card-carrying feminist" and "human rights advocate".

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