As Harper’s Bazaar UK points out, Thompson has history when it comes to eyebrow-raising footwear. In 2014, she walked barefoot on stage to accept a Golden Globe, carrying her Louboutin heels in one hand and a martini in the other (just one of the many reasons why we love her).
Her other accessories for today’s ceremony ticked all the right boxes: the 59-year-old pinned a badge from The Fawcett Society, which campaigns to end the gender pay gap, on her blazer lapel, along with a red poppy for Remembrance Day this Sunday.
She also used the occasion to sneak a kiss from Prince William. “I love Prince William,” she told PEOPLE. “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! '”
“It’s really lovely because I’ve always loved the boys, and I’ve always been a long-term correspondent with their dad,” Thompson added. “It’s a very lovely feeling.”
All hail Dame Emma!