15 June 2014 by

Dame Angelina! Angelina Jolie Is Honoured Dame Whilst In London For War Zone Rape Summit

Angelina Jolie as she closed the War Zone Rape Summit - Getty


Mingled into the Queen's birthday honours yesterday was a surprise Dameship made out in actress Angelina Jolie's name. This is an unusual honour to bestow on a non-British citizen but William Hague, who has travelled to numerous war zones with Ms Jolie in the name of their co-launched campaign, the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, said she thoroughly deserved the award; that she's 'made a real difference and achieved lasting results'. 

The honour was presented as a suprise to the UN Special Envoy Jolie on the final day of the End Sexual Violence in Conflict summit that Angelina lead alongside William hague and US Secretary John Kerry. With her fiancé Brad Pitt by her side, the actress was thrilled to receive the award, 'to receive an honour related to foriegn policy means a great deal to me, as it is what I wish to dedicate my life to' she said, demonstrating clearly that it's accolades like these, and not Oscars, that her career will be focused to in the future.

Angelina's fiancé Brad Pitt offered a supporting role at London summit yesterday - Getty


Angelina became an honorary (we can't actually call her Dame, as she's not British) Dame Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, which is awarded to those who 'render extraordinary or important non-military service in a foreign country'. Bravo Ms Jolie - any A-list who uses their fame and fortune to envoke political action whilst promoting peace, gets points from us too.

 


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