By Hera Hoi – EM TV Online
Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie was bestowed with a prestigious title for her work of fighting against the use of sexual violence as a weapon during periods of war.
Throughout Jolie’s entire career, she has been dedicated to humanitarianism deeds. Her hosting of a global summit to end sexual violence during a conflict in London, alongside British Foreign Secretary William Hague, has earned her a more prestigious recognition.
Queen Elizabeth II made Jolie an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of The Most Distinguished Orders of St Michael and St George.
The brunette beauty attended the reception with her husband Brad Pitt and their six children: Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “The audience itself between Miss Jolie and The Queen was private. Her Majesty presented her with the insignia in its box. Mr Pitt and the rest of the family were introduced to the Queen afterwards, however.”
The 37-year-old actress, who is shooting the film ‘By the Sea’ (with partner Brad), had to take time off to fly over and attend the prestigious event.
As a non-member of the Commonwealth, the actress was only able to receive an Honorary Dame Grand Commander.
She once 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.”
Congratulations Miss Jolie.