Emma Thompson Wears Sneakers, Flirts With Prince William At Damehood Ceremony

  • Emma Thompson Wears Sneakers, Flirts With Prince William At Damehood Ceremony

Emma Thompson Wears Sneakers, Flirts With Prince William At Damehood Ceremony

Emma Thompson poses at Buckingham Palace after being made a Dame Commander of the British Empire by Prince William. "I said, "I can't kiss you, can I?' And he said, 'No don't"!'" she told the Associated Press, causing the royal to blush.

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.

When actress Emma Thompson went to Buckingham Palace on Wednesday to receive her damehood from Prince William for services to the acting industry, she had one very cheeky request of the Duke. You can choose to say, 'Well, of course we don't have an empire anymore, thank God, because it was ghastly, colonial, racist, dreadful, dreadful undertaking on every level, ' and actually have some moral principle about it.

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.

As someone who's been in the public eye for decades, Thompson has crossed paths with the royals before and is apparently an old friend of Prince Charles.

The BBC notes that Dame Emma Thompson (henceforth known as two-time Academy Award victor Dame Emma Thompson) wore a tailored Stella McCartney tuxedo to the event, accessorizing with a pin that read "Equal Pay" and white sneakers.

"It's really lovely because I've always loved the boys, and I've always been a long-term correspondent with their dad", she said at the ceremony.

The actress, whose recent credits include Johnny English Strikes Again, is now filming Russell T Davies' new TV drama Years and Years, in which she plays an ambitious politician.

"This is a very rich country with hundreds of thousands of children who don't get enough to eat", she added.

Outside the palace, Thompson smiled and stood next to her husband Greg and two children, Gaia and Tindyebwa.