Now, I’m not saying this is the case here, but if kissing a frog hypothetically can turn someone into a Prince, could possibly the reverse of this be true? Emma Thompson, perhaps wanting to take her shot, asked Prince William if she could kiss him today, while he bestowed upon her the title of “Best Emma in the Universe.” No, wait, let me check my notes. Nope, he bestowed upon her the title of “Dame.” Sorry about that.
Congratulations to Dame Emma Thompson! Today at Buckingham Palace, the actor received her Damehood from The Duke for services to Drama. pic.twitter.com/1gSfaawBii— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 7, 2018
On having Prince William, the second in line to the throne and my crush circa 1997, bestow the honor on her, Emma remarked:
“I love Prince William, I’ve known him since he was little, and we just sniggered at each other,” she told reporters. “I said, ‘I can’t kiss you, can I?’ And he said, ‘No, don’t!’”
“If you’re first up you have to be more formal on such an occasion, but he’s looking wonderful and doing so well. He said, ‘This day isn’t about me, it’s about you,’” she continued. “It’s really lovely because I’ve always loved the boys and I’ve always been a long-term correspondent with their dad [Prince Charles], it’s a very lovely feeling.”
So sure, she tried to pass it off as a familiar gesture between two long-time friends and told it in a jokey anecdote to reporters afterwards, but we know the real truth, don’t we?
Yup. We sure do.
This time, and this time only, I’m going to tell you to take an anecdote at face value. After a long week leading up to the Midterms, I think all of our brains are a little broken today, and we deserve a break.
Until next time, friends.