Angelina Jolie received a unique honor from no one else than Queen Elizabeth. The famous actress was presented with the Insignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George. The actress attended a beautiful moment in the 1844 room at Buckingham Palace, in London.
Queen Elizabeth named Angelina Jolie an honorary dame thanks to her humanitarian work against sexual violence. Reports revealed on Friday that the great honor actually came after Jolie’s implication in campaigns against rape in war zones. The Honorary Dame Grand Cross is the female equivalent of a knighthood.
During the private ceremony that took place at Buckingham Palace, Angelina got to shake her majesty’s hand. Brad Pitt and the couple’s children accompanied Jolie at the ceremony. The Hollywood star looked absolutely irreproachable and she actually has chosen a perfect outfit for the event. Jolie worn a tailored lilac skirt with matching jacket, pearl earrings and elegant high heels.
The Queen officially tanked the actress for her work to aid British foreign policy. Of course, Angelina Jolie was as happy as possible with the honor she received. Naturally, this wasn’t a big surprise, as the actress actually knew since June that she will be getting this award. Still, the moment was extremely beautiful for the talented actress.
“To receive an honor related to foreign policy means a great deal to me, as it is what I wish to dedicate my working life to. Working on PVSI and with survivors of rape is an honor in itself,” Jolie claimed in June. “I know that succeeding in our goals will take a lifetime, and I am dedicated to it for all of mine,” the actress added.
It rarely happens for people who are not Brits to receive such an honor. Angelina Jolie is an American citizen, not a British citizen, so she may not be addressed as Dame. She is not the first actress who received such an honor. An award was also received by Elizabeth Taylor for her amazing work. Mother Teresa and singer Bono are other non-Britons who received honorary damehood or knighthood.