Angelina Jolie Awarded by Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace

Oct 10, 2014 at 8:43 am |
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Actress Angelina Jolie is presented with the Insignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George by Queen Elizabeth II in the 1844 Room on October 10, 2014 at Buckingham Palace, London. Jolie is receiving an honorary damehood (DCMG) for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence

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Hollywood actress, Angelina Jolie, met with the Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II  in private at London’s Buckingham Palace on Friday after her speech campaigning against rape in war zones and services to UK foreign policy. Jolie and former British foreign minister William Hague struck up an unlikely professional partnership while campaigning together. The pair hosted a four-day global conference in London on the issue, during which US Secretary of State John Kerry suggested that Jolie’s most lasting role might be as a “fierce and fearless advocate.”

Detail of the Insignia of the Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George presented to Angelina Jolie by Queen Elizabeth II in the 1844 Room on October 10, 2014 at Buckingham Palace, London. Jolie is receiving an honorary damehood (DCMG) for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence

Photo by Anthony Devlin – WPA Pool/Getty Images

The 39 year old movie star of such Hollywood films as Tomb Raider and Maleficent was made an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George, which recognizes her close work with Britain’s Foreign Office. Jolie’s honorary damehood, presented to people “who render extraordinary or important non-military service in a foreign country”, was announced in the Queen’s June birthday honours. Her husband since August, Brad Pitt, and their six children all attended Jolie’s special moment and met the Queen as well. At the time, the 39-year-old actress said:

“To receive an honour related to foreign policy means a great deal to me, as it is what I wish to dedicate my working life to. Working on the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative and with survivors of rape is an honour in itself. I know that succeeding in our goals will take a lifetime, and I am dedicated to it for all of mine.”

The Oscar-winning Jolie was named “Hollywood’s highest-paid actress” by Forbes last year. Her work deserves to be recognized, and she will wear DCMG honour presented to her by the Queen proudly. Be sure to watch her sexual violence campaign speech below:


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