One of Hollywood’s royals has been honoured by an actual royal!
Angelina Jolie has been made into an honourary Dame by Queen Elizabeth II. The A-list actress was chosen for recognition in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours for her campaigning work against sexual violence and the use of rape as a weapon of war, E! News reports.
Since Jolie is a foreign citizen, she cannot be addressed as Dame, but receives the award on an honorary basis.
Angelina reportedly said, “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 honour in itself. I know that succeeding in our goals will take a lifetime and I am dedicated to it for all of mine.”
That wasn’t the first (or probably last) royal encounter for Angie. Jolie met Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall after the humanitarian spoke at a summit on global sexual violence in London over the past few days.
The 39-year-old, who serves as a UN Special Envoy, visited Clarence House on Thursday evening where she joined British Foreign Secretary William Hague for a visit with Prince Charles’ wife. Judging by the photo, the pair seemed to be delighted to finally meet, with Angelina and Camilla each sharing a sincere smile at one another. Ending sexual violence is a cause close to the Duchess’ heart. Camilla has visited rape crisis centers across the UK, where she has talked with rape survivors and been touched by their experiences. Jolie co-chaired the four-day Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, and addressed ways to raise awareness in front of representatives from more than 100 countries.
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