Friday, 10 October 2014

The Queen Meets Angelina Jolie at Buckingham Palace

It was an eventful day at Buckingham Palace as British royalty met Hollywood royalty when Her Majesty the Queen presented Angelina Jolie with the insignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George.

The actress was awarded the honour in recognition of her campaigning against sexual violence in war zones. When the actress received the news she 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. 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."

Angelina looked incredibly honoured and humbled as she met the Queen. It's not often American citizens receive an honour from Britain and it is very much a testament to the impact Angelina has already had and hopes to continue having in the future.

A closer look at the insignia.

What does one wear to meet the Queen? Ms. Jolie got it just right in a conservative and elegant suit by British couture brand Ralph and Russo. The dove-grey, wool crepe peplum jacket featured a silk chiffon bow tie and a cinched belt teamed with a pencil skirt and matching heels. Choosing a British designer for the occasion was a lovely touch. Below we see the look from the Spring/Summer Collection.

Ralph and Russo

Afterwards, Her Majesty held a private audience with Angelina where she met her husband Brad Pitt and their children.


  1. I've never followed AJ, but I do admire her efforts on behalf of this cause. Kudos to her for that!

    And I do like this suit...very much. The red suit shows the detail on the skirt that I missed on the gray version. Lovely. Sophisticated and classy all the way. I'd love to see Kate wear the red one!! Hair up, of course. :))

  2. No AJ fan but happy she is being recognized for her work. She must be so proud (as I'm sure are her children and husband).

    She always manages to dress so appropriate for her "important non-Hollywood" events. Her outfits always seems so unimportant next to her work.

    I agree with royalfan, so cool that you obtained the runway picture, Charlotte. We can now appreciate the detail on the suit. Thanks for your work.

  3. Fabulous suit. And her hair! Lovely.

  4. anon from Leominster12 October 2014 at 04:22

    Never been a fan of Angelina or followed her much but I must say she does look very elegant. Her hair style would be wonderful on Kate and the suit is at once stylish and tasteful. They say that celebrities are taking over roles once done by the royal family or aristocrats. (The late Deborah Mitford made note of this in her last book.) But Angelina has done tremendous work on important causes and has kept up with it while facing serious health issues. She is beginning to earn my respect.

  5. She looks stunning as always congratulations to Angelina. God bless her Majesty may she rule for evermore!

  6. Probably just as well that she didn't take all her children along.


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