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Angelina Jolie was awarded an honorary damehood by Queen Elizabeth II

That's DCMG Angelina Jolie to you, ma'am

By Nalisa Alia Amin | Published: 13 Oct 2014

DCMG Angelina Jolie
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When we look back 14 years ago, Angelina Jolie was a dark and rebellious tattoo-covered young actress with an endless list of affairs. But who knew one day that she would be awarded Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George by Queen Elizabeth II at a private audience in Buckingham Palace?

The 39-year-old actress was recognised by the Diplomatic Service and Overseas Birthday 2014 Honours list for her services to end war-zone sexual violence, after she co-founded the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) with The Foreign Secretary, William Hague.

Though she can’t be addressed as Dame due to her being a foreigner in England, Angelina can use the initials 'DCMG' after her name.

The United Nations special envoy wore an elegant Ralph & Russo Spring Summer 2014 couture dove grey skirt suit with grey peep-toe court shoes while her hair pulled back into a classic chignon. She even brought along her six children and husband, Brad Pitt, to the ceremony.

Angelina said in her speech, “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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