ngelina Jolie has been made an honorary dame by the Queen for her campaigning work fighting sexual violence and for services to UK foreign policy.
The Oscar winner was presented with the award during a private audience with the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
The Hollywood actress and filmmaker was recognised in the Diplomatic Service and Overseas Birthday 2014 Honours list and received the honorary damehood (DCMG) for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war-zone sexual violence.
During the audience, the Queen presented Angelina with the insignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George.
The award was first announced in June during the week when she was co-chairing the End Sexual Violence in Conflict (ESVC) global summit in London with then foreign secretary William Hague.
Her work as a committed humanitarian runs parallel to her career as a leading actress who has been a huge box office draw for more than a decade.
The 39-year-old star of Maleficent and Salt has been described by US Secretary of State John Kerry as a “fierce and fearless advocate” and he said her dedication to campaigning could overtake her successful film career as her lasting legacy.
– Miscellaneous Pictures Meet with Queen Elizabeth
Angelina attended the ‘Unbroken’ Press Conference at Universal Studios Hollywood on July 29.
– Public Appearances Unbroken Press Conference
Angelina attends ‘Maleficent’ Photocall at Grand Hyatt Tokyo on June 24 in Tokyo.
– Public Appearances Maleficent Japan Photocall
UN Special Envoy Angelina attends the opening of a four-day summit on sexual violence in war being held in London.
– Public Appearances Global Summit To End Sexual Violence In Conflict
Angelina poses during a photocall as she takes part in a promotional tour for the film Maleficent in Shanghai June 3 2014.
– Public Appearances Maleficent Shanghai Photocall
Angelina and Brad attended the World Premiere Of Disney’s ‘Maleficent’ at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28 in Hollywood. I have added over 600 HQ pictures to gallery.
– Public Appearances Maleficent Premiere
Angelina at the ‘Maleficent’ Press Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel on May 20 in Beverly Hills.
– Public Appearances Maleficent Press Conference
Angelina and Brad attend the premiere of The Normal Heart at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City.
– Public Appearances The Normal Heart Premiere
Angelina and Elle Fanniing attended a photocall for new film Maleficent at the Corinthia Hotel in London.
– Public Appearances Maleficient UK Photocall
Angelina and Brad attend at Maleficent UK Premiere today.
– Public Appearances Maleficent UK Premiere