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Angelina Jolie made an honourary Dame by Queen Elizabeth II


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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