Although the award was announced in July, Tomb Raider actress and Hollywood A-lister Angelina Joile was today presented with an honorary damehood (DCMG) from the Queen. Jolie received the award for her services to the UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war-zone sexual violence. Jolie said during the acceptance of the award, “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“.
The Oscar Award winning actress has been running various campaigns over the years to end sexual violence in war torn countries alongside her work as a top actress in movies such as Mr & Mrs Smith (2005), Changeling (2008) and this year’s hit Disney movie Maleficent. Jolie’s husband and Fight Club star Brad Pitt and their six children also attended the presentation, and all had the chance to meet the Queen. Although now a dame, Jolie will not be allowed to call herself Dame Angelina Jolie as she is an American citizen, but can have the award letters DCMG after her name.