by Cayce McCarthy. Arts and Entertainment blogger.
This past Wednesday Emma Thompson earned the title of Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE). During the ceremony at Buckingham palace Thompson teased Prince William by asking if she could give him a kiss which he quickly said no don’t. These two have known each other since William was a child so the exchange between the two was quite adorable. Thompson has known about becoming a Dame since this past June. She even discussed it with Seth Meyers during an interview back in September and joked about her new status.
Thompson herself has had a long history of supporting social justice projects. Thompson is also a feminist and a human rights advocate. Thompson also earned this Damehood title due to her services in drama. Other actresses to hold the title of Dame include Helen Mirren, Judi Dench, and Julie Walters. Thompson hopes to put her new status to good use by bringing awareness to starving children during the school holidays which is known as holiday hunger.