She remains one of Britain’s biggest acting exports, having commanded the screen with a number of enigmatic roles during her three decades in the industry.
And Emma Thompson, 59, said she ‘sniggered’ with the Duke of Cambridge when he presented her with her damehood at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.
She said: ‘I love Prince William, I’ve known him since he was little, and we just sniggered at each other.
‘I said, “I can’t kiss you, can I?” And he said, “No don’t”! Harry would have gladly planted one on her, I bet.
As a side note, is Dame Emma wearing Stan Smith sneakers to such an auspicious occasion?