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    Angelina Jolie Has Been Made An Honorary Dame By The Queen

    The actress headed to Buckingham Palace to receive the title on Friday.

    Angelina Jolie became an honorary dame during a visit to see Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace today.

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    The actress was presented with the Insignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George.

    PA Wire/Press Association Images Anthony Devlin

    Jolie was presented with the prestigious title in recognition of her hard work campaigning against sexual violence, as well as her services towards UK foreign policy.

    It is rare for non-British citizens to receive a title. Jolie joins the likes of Irish star Bob Geldof, who has an honorary knighthood, although, as a foreigner, she can't be addressed as Dame.

    Queen Elizabeth II received Angelina herself during a private audience in Buckingham Palace's 1844 Room.

    PA Wire/Press Association Images Anthony Devlin

    After learning of the honour earlier this year while in London for the End Sexual Violence in Conflict conference, the star said, according to The Telegraph:

    "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 PVSI 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."

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