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Emma Thompson wore trainers to accept her damehood at Buckingham Palace

Harper's Bazaar (UK) logo Harper's Bazaar (UK) 07/11/2018 Katie Frost
Emma Thompson wearing a blue shirt: Emma Thompson was made a dame at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, and she made a solid shoe choice for the special occasion. © Getty Images Emma Thompson was made a dame at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, and she made a solid shoe choice for the special occasion.

Emma Thompson was made a dame at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, and she made a solid shoe choice for the special occasion.

             

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The Oscar-winning actress collected the honour from Prince William and was joined by her husband Greg Wise, as well as their daughter, Gaia, and their son, Tindyebwa Agaba Wise at the investiture.

Emma Thompson standing on a sidewalk: Emma Thompson damehood © Getty Images Emma Thompson damehood

After she famously carried her Louboutins in one hand and a martini in the other as she walked on stage barefoot at the 2014 Golden Globes, Thompson continued her crusade for comfortable footwear at the Palace. She paired her navy and black Stella McCartney suit with a pair of trainers, and the bright white pair look like they could also be from Stella's collection.

She also wore a badge on her blazer from The Fawcett Society, which campaigns to end the gender pay gap, alongside a red poppy ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

It wasn't just her outfit that Thompson had fun with. The BBC reports that the star shared a joke with Prince William as she received the damehood from him.

Emma Thompson et al. posing for the camera: Emma with her husband Greg Wise and children Gaia and Tindy © Getty Images Emma with her husband Greg Wise and children Gaia and Tindy

"I've known him since he was little and we just sniggered at each other," she told reporters after the ceremony. She added that it was "a very lovely feeling" to now be a dame and to collect the honour from the prince.

Thompson has won two Academy Awards, three Baftas and two Golden Globe Awards during her 29-year acting career. She most recently appeared on screen in The Children Act, based on the best-selling novel by Ian McEwan. Congratulations to Dame Emma.

Watch: "Emma Thompson 'sniggers' with Prince William at palace investiture" [Evening Standard]

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