Emma Thompson makes Prince William blush as she receives Damehood

Emma Thompson is made a Dame Commander of the British Empire

William was on hand to dole out the award to the honorees, which also included actress Sarah Gordy, but Thompson made the most of her time with the Prince, even trying to steal a quick kiss.

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.

The 59-year-old British star was named a dame by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, at a ceremony Wednesday at Buckingham Palace.

ASSOCIATED PRESS Emma Thompson receives Britain's highest honor at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday. "He said, 'This day isn't about me, it's about you, '" she added.

"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.

More news: Tom Curry: England flanker out of New Zealand Test with ankle injury

However, Thompson didn't seem too bothered by the rejection. "He said, "This day isn't about me, it's about you". It was first announced in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in June.

E! News said Thompson joked with William as as he presented her with the honor. "Or you can be like me and think, 'Hmm, it's gonna be a really nice badge'".

Thompson also said she plans to use the honor to raise awareness about schoolchildren who don't get enough to eat during school vacations, the AP reported.

"I'm very outspoken, politically, I'm a card-carrying feminist, human rights advocate, so good for them, because the establishment need more people who can speak up for those things", she explained as she was joined by her husband, actor Greg Wise, and children Gaia, 18 and Tindyebwa, 30, who beamed with pride during the ceremony.

Related News:

  • FSU Shuts Down Rival Gators in Opener, 81-60

    FSU Shuts Down Rival Gators in Opener, 81-60

    The Gators went 6 of 24 on 3-point attempts. "We just put a lot of pressure on the ball, gave him a lot of problems", Mann said. The Seminoles' opening night was impressive, especially considering they were without their top forward.
    Bellew vs Usyk Preview and Prediction

    Bellew vs Usyk Preview and Prediction

    I would shoot to his body as I've seen him hurt a few years ago with this strategy. "He likes to talk a lot, as you already know". The heavyweight star admits Usyk should be the bookmakers' favourite but is refusing to rule out fans' favourite Bellew.
    A look at Hanoi's new F1 street circuit

    A look at Hanoi's new F1 street circuit

    Vietnamese officials want to lure more overseas visitors to reduce the nation's reliance on exports to power growth. Vietnam will be the fourth venue to hold a race in Asia, joining China, Japan and Singapore on the calendar.
  • Could Steelers use franchise tag on Le'Veon Bell again?

    Could Steelers use franchise tag on Le'Veon Bell again?

    He rushed for 1,291 yards with nine touchdowns over 15 games in 2017 with the Steelers, his fifth year in Pittsburgh. If he doesn't report for the team's Week 11 matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars , he won't play in 2018.
    Mike Pompeo's meeting with North Korean official postponed

    Mike Pompeo's meeting with North Korean official postponed

    Trump said he still expected to hold a second summit with Kim. "And nobody else could have done what I have done", he said. Ongoing conversations continue to take place", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.
    Fifteen children found in refrigerated lorry in Newhaven

    Fifteen children found in refrigerated lorry in Newhaven

    After being discovered by agents from the Border Force, 17 of the group initially claimed to be minors. The group were hidden among cases of sparkling water being brought into the port of Newhaven.
  • WR Bryant to sign with Saints

    WR Bryant to sign with Saints

    Bryant's return to the National Football League with the Saints means he could play against his former club in a few weeks. The Saints are rolling the dice a bit that Bryant will be a good locker room fit with a team that is on such a good run.
    Virgin Australia

    Virgin Australia "mindful" of reactions to veterans recognition initiative

    However, callers to Andrew Dickens were more mixed about where or not the same treatment should be given here. "American nonsense. Hours later, Virgin Australia seemed to suggest it was reversing its decision.
    Xiaomi unveils Mi AirDots Youth Edition, $30 truly wireless earbuds

    Xiaomi unveils Mi AirDots Youth Edition, $30 truly wireless earbuds

    The AirDots feature silicone tips that allow for better passive noise cancellation, sound isolation, and improved fit. The Xiaomi Home will also be available for sale from the same time.
  • Missouri voters approve gradual minimum wage increase to $12 an hour

    Missouri voters approve gradual minimum wage increase to $12 an hour

    There was no organized opposition to the measure, although lawmakers could still alter state statutes to roll the increase back. Voters in Arkansas approved a measure that will increase the state's minimum wage over a span of three years.
    Sacha Baron Cohen Resurrects Borat On Jimmy Kimmel For US Midterms

    Sacha Baron Cohen Resurrects Borat On Jimmy Kimmel For US Midterms

    Introducing the clip, he said: " Russia interfere with the presidential election....but now, all eyes are on them". So, it's up to Kazakhstan to swing the midterms for Premier Trump. "Hmm", he said, with a disapproving look.
    Thugs of Hindostan sails into cinemas Thursday

    Thugs of Hindostan sails into cinemas Thursday

    So, for you, we have filtered the 3 most important milestones which we think the film can achieve at the box office. As things stand today, a start of Rs. 40 crore is guaranteed for the film, though Rs. 45 crore is desirable.


Most liked

Buhari To Receive Prince Charles And Entourage By 2pm Today
Ahead of the Australian tour, the source added: "The Duchess doesn't want this, she does get exhausted . Prince William said "when he's there, he's brilliant" but "we need him there as much as possible".

Andromeda is Now Enhanced For Xbox One X
It's been more than 10 years since we were introduced to the magnificent world and characters of BioWare's Mass Effect series. Unsurprisingly, Mass Effect Andromeda also just got discounted on Xbox One.

Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts over name change to attract girls
The Girl Scouts lawsuit charges that this has changed since the Boy Scouts made a decision to start admitting girls. For example, it says materials disseminated by the Boy Scouts feature a quote from the founder of the Girl Scouts .

Two buildings collapse in the French city of Marseille
Images posted on Twitter from Google street view claimed to show the poor state of the two buildings before the collapse. Amateur video broadcast on BFM-TV featured bystanders covering their mouths with their sleeves to avoid the dusty air.

Earth’s ozone layer finally healing, says UN
Writers of the report said if this amendment is ratified, Earth can avoid up to 0.4 percent of global warming in the 21st century. The 2018 edition shows that ozone levels in sections of the stratosphere have been recovering at rates of 1-3 percent since 2000.

Troy Aikman: Cowboys Need a 'Complete Overhaul of the Entire Organization'
Prescott threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns, but threw an interception, lost a fumble and was sacked five times. Jones took a similar stance in 2010 when Dallas started 1-7 under Wade Phillips.

Democrats capture US House majority in rebuke to Trump
VoteCast debuted Tuesday and is a survey of more than 120,000 voters and nonvoters conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago. By election day, FiveThirtyEight gave Clinton a 71% chance of winning the election, leaving Trump with a 29% chance of winning.

First Native American women in Congress: Deb Haaland & Sharice Davids
Halland will fill the seat that will be vacated by the state's newly elected governor, Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham. With her win, Davids becomes the first openly gay, Native American woman to serve in the U.S.

MA officially elects its first black woman to Congress
The Chicago native settled down in Boston after college and later became the city's first black councilwoman. It includes the neighborhood of Roxbury, the traditional center of Boston's black community.

Poms finally strike in Melbourne Cup - with the trifecta!
But the weather cleared after midday, buoying a festive crowd and drying out the track from heavy to soft an hour before the race. He now joins Damien Oliver on three wins, behind only Bobby Lewis and Harry White with four victories.

Grenade-shaped belt buckle halts trains in Madrid, Barcelona
A hand grenade-shaped belt buckle was found inside a woman's suitcase triggering massive disruptions to rail service in Spain.

Mobile offering prepaid plan with unlimited LTE data for $50 per month
The pre-paid market is becoming more competitive in the USA but Verizons plans are still not the best value in prepaid unlimited. Yesterday, Verizon tweaked its prepaid plans to make them more competitive with competing offerings from other carriers.

Rihanna not happy with her song played at Trumps ‘Tragic rallies
In a series of tweets, Rose said that Trump has used the music of other artists aswell, who in the past had protested against it. The feeling is not mutual, John publicly denounced the use of his songs "Rocket Man" and "Tiny Dancer" at campaign rallies.

Liverpool midfield made zero successful tackles against Red Star
Liverpool's trip to the Parc des Princes on 28 November has assumed greater importance for both teams after this week's results. We have a long flight home and have enough time to think about it. "We have to make sure in Paris we do better.

'Predator' wind farms upset the food chain
Thaker told The Telegraph, 'Every time a top predator is removed or added, unexpected effects trickle through the ecosystem. Blood samples were collected from lizards picked up from both sites - areas with wind farm and area without wind farms.