This Wednesday, British actress Emma Thompson has been named Lady of the British Empire, one of the greatest honors bestowed by the Royal family. The event took place at Buckingham Palace (London, England) and it was Prince William who has placed the medals to the showered, something that made special enthusiasm for the interpreter of 59 years.
"I love Prince William. I've known him since he was little and we usually laugh at each other, "the Oscar winner was told by Sense and Sensibility (1995) to the journalists present at the event. "I said, ' I can't kiss you, right? ' And he said: ' No, don't do it, ' reveals the actress, who according to the American television network ABC, plans to use this appointment to focus attention on the poor food situation that low-income children spend during school holidays .
The closeness between the actress and the Duke of Cambridge comes from the long friendship between her and Prince Charles. According to the book Charles: The Heart of a King (Carlos: The hearts of a king), quoted by Peoplemagazine, Thompson wrote letters to the heir to the throne to cheer him up during his stormy divorce with Princess Diana in 1996. "I received regular messages from those who take care of him at his residence in Highgrove, saying, ' [could you] leave him a note? Because it's a little sad ', so I grabbed my pen and wrote the funniest card I could think of at the time, ' said Love's interpreter actually to the author of the book, Catherine Mayer.
Although he did not get the expected kiss, Thompson could not help filling the second in the line of succession to the British throne. "It looks wonderful and is fine. He said to me: ' This day is not upon me, it's about you, "said the actress, who wore a navy suit and white sneakers during the ceremony," It's really lovely because I've always loved children [Guillermo and Enrique], and I've always been someone close to their PA Dre. It's a very pleasant feeling, "he concluded.
The title of Lady or Knight of the British Empire is used to recognize an achievement or contribution to the community in any area, so those named with it can be from Hollywood stars to volunteers in a charitable project. Among the women who received this honor in previous years are the director of Vogue in the U.S., the British Anna Wintour, and actresses Elizabeth Taylor and Julie Andrews.