What a dame! Emma Thompson proved she earned her title on Wednesday when she attempted to steal a kiss from her longtime friend Prince William as he bestowed the honor of damehood on her.
"I love Prince William. I've known him since he was little, and we just sniggered at each other," she told reporters of their exchange. "I said, 'I can't kiss you, can I?' And he said, 'No don't'!"
The 59-year-old Oscar winner rocked sneakers and a suit at the ceremony. But she was too busy admiring William to discuss her own honor. "He’s looking wonderful and doing so well," she commented. "He said, ‘This day isn’t about me, it’s about you.'"
"It’s really lovely because I’ve always loved the boys, and I’ve always been a long-term correspondent with their dad," Thompson added. "It’s a very lovely feeling."