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Angelina Jolie Presented With Honorary Damehood At Buckingham Palace (PICS)

10/10/2014 14:33 BST | Updated 10/10/2014 20:59 BST

It’s official - Angelina Jolie is an Honorary Dame.

In a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, the Queen presented Angelina with the Insignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross, of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George, and with that, the Hollywood star became Dame Angelina.

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The Queen and Angelina Jolie

While Angelina’s on-screen efforts have scooped her plenty of awards, the Honourary Damehood recognises her humanitarian efforts.

Angelina has worked as an Ambassador for the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees since 2001 and has carried out over 40 field missions.

In June, she co-chaired the End Sexual Violence In Conflict (ESVC) global summit in London, alongside William Hague.

It was during the week of the ESVC that Angelina’s damehood was announced and the star shared her delight, stating: “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.”

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Introducing... Dame Angelina

Angelina isn’t the only Hollywood star to focus their efforts on charity work and it was recently announced that Emma Watson will act as the United Nation’s Women’s Goodwill Ambassador.

Leonardo DiCaprio also holds a post with the UN, acting as a Messenger Of Peace, raising awareness of climate change.

Angelina Jolie in Bosnia

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