Angelina Jolie is officially a part of the Royal Family! Ok…not really. However, the Oscar-winner has been named an honorary dame, the female version of a knight, by Queen Elizabeth II.
Although she received the honor for her work committed to fighting against sexual violence in war zones, since she is not British or a Commonwealth citizen, she is not allowed to use the “dame” title before her name.
The actress was in London this week to co-host an international summit on sexual violence. She said, “To receive an honor related to foreign policy means a great deal to me, as it is what I wish to dedicate my working life to.”
Jolie, 39, does an amazing job using her platform to deal with international matters. I think it’s great that she has been celebrated for her passionate work and dedication to servicing others in need.
Daniel Day-Lewis was also another recipient honored from the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, for his services to drama. His knighted title allows him to be called “Sir Daniel,” since he is of British descent.
Usually the people recognized for their work, are soldiers or civil servants to academics and entrepreneurs, but sometimes they give celebrities the respected title. Other U.S. recipients who have been honored in the past include, Steven Spielberg, Bill Gates and former President Ronald Reagan.