The actress was awarded the honour in recognition of her campaigning against sexual violence in war zones. When the actress received the news she 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."
Angelina looked incredibly honoured and humbled as she met the Queen. It's not often American citizens receive an honour from Britain and it is very much a testament to the impact Angelina has already had and hopes to continue having in the future.
A closer look at the insignia.
What does one wear to meet the Queen? Ms. Jolie got it just right in a conservative and elegant suit by British couture brand Ralph and Russo. The dove-grey, wool crepe peplum jacket featured a silk chiffon bow tie and a cinched belt teamed with a pencil skirt and matching heels. Choosing a British designer for the occasion was a lovely touch. Below we see the look from the Spring/Summer Collection.
|Ralph and Russo|
Afterwards, Her Majesty held a private audience with Angelina where she met her husband Brad Pitt and their children.