Angelina Jolie has been made an honorary Dame by the Queen.
Angelina Jolie’s list of accomplishments just keeps getting longer and longer. The 39-year-old Oscar winner and UN Special Envoy has now been named an honorary dame by the Queen.
Ange isn’t a British citizen, so she doesn’t officially hold the title, but that doesn’t seem to bother her.
‘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 PSVI (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,’ she said of the award.
She was given the honour of Dame Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George for her campaigning work for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence.
Well-deserved? We think so. The Maleficent star has been nothing short of inspiring with her efforts at the End Sexual Violence in Conflict summit last week, and her work with the UN.
Daniel Day Lewis, Zhandra Rhodes and cancer victim and fundraiser Stephen Sutton were also honoured during the Queen’s birthday celebrations.