Angelina Jolie has been honored by the royals. The Maleficent actress, who serves as U.N. Special Envoy, was made an honorary Dame by Queen Elizabeth II on Friday, June 13, Buckingham Palace confirms to Us Weekly.
"To receive an honor related to foreign policy means a great deal to me, as it is what I wish to dedicate my working life to," Jolie, 39, said. "Working on PVSI and with survivors of rape is an honor in itself. I know that succeeding in our goals will take a lifetime, and I am dedicated to it for all of mine."
Jolie was honored with four other individuals working for British charities. Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis also received an OBE in recognition of being one of Britain's finest film actors.
Jolie was recognized for her campaign work against sexual violence and use of rape as a weapon of war on day four of her stay in London for the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence In Conflict. She also visited Clarence House Thursday, where she had a visit with Prince Charles' wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, to discuss global sexual violence.
Jolie kicked off her role as the summit's co-chair on June 10. She, fiance Brad Pitt, and George Clooney's fiancee Amal Alamuddin were all on hand to support the mom of six during a presentation that gathered government dignitaries, activists, and survivors.
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