The awkward moment between Prince William and Emma Thompson
Academy Award winning actress Emma Thompson was recently on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and shared some details about what happened whilst she was being awarded her damehood from Prince William.
Becoming a Dame was nothing compared to the honor I awarded Emma Thompson. pic.twitter.com/DtMTMRNEh8
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 12, 2019
As it turns out, Prince William had pinned the dame pins in a bit of an awkward position.
Thompson re-enacted the moment with DeGeneres to explain just how awkward it was.
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
"He placed it right there,” Thompson explained through laughter.
"And it's a little bit of a nipple moment and you go, 'Gosh, I wasn't expecting that.'"
Thompson, 59, also joked about how she was “pretty low slung these days”, so when Prince William placed the two pins on her, it hurt “both times”.
Naturally, being hurt generates a reaction to the pain. However, Thompson revealed that she made an “inappropriate” noise in the palace.
"I made a very loud and inappropriate noise in Buckingham Palace," she admitted.
The joy of receiving a damehood couldn’t be overlooked though, as Thompson was thrilled to receive it.
It’s not the first time Thompson has had an awkward run-in with Prince William.
When she received her honorary title last November, she shared a joke with the Prince. She told the Associated Press:
“I love Prince William. I’ve known him since he was little, and we just sniggered at each other,” she explained.
“I said, ‘I can’t kiss you, can I?’ And he said, ‘No, don’t!'"