Arise Dame Angelina! The Queen honours actress Angelina Jolie in private ceremony

Jolie was joined by husband Brad Pitt in a private audience with Her Majesty as the actress was made an honorary dame for her work to combat sexual violence in war

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Actress Angelina Jolie has been made an honorary dame by the Queen in a private audience at Buckingham Palace.

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The 39-year-old actress received the title for her work campaigning against sexual violence in war. The Queen presented her with the Insignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George.

Perhaps just Dame Angelina will do?

Jolie was accompanied at the Palace by her husband Brad Pitt and their six children.

The award was first announced in June, when Jolie joined then foreign secretary William Hague for a global summit in London called End Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Jolie said at the time: “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.

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“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.”