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Angelina Jolie made an honorary dame by Queen

Angelina Jolie, movie star and human rights campaigner, received an honorary damehood Friday from Queen Elizabeth in private ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Queen Elizabeth II names actress an honorary dame for her work against sexual violence in war zones

Actress Angelina Jolie, right, is presented with the Insignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on Friday. (Anthony Devlin/AP Photo)

Queen Elizabeth II has honoured campaigning actress Angelina Jolie in a Buckingham Palace ceremony.

The Queen made Jolie an honorary dame for her work against sexual violence in war zones and her services to British foreign policy.

She received the award Friday during a private meeting with the Queen.

The decision to grant it was announced in June when Jolie co-chaired a conference in London aimed at curbing war-related sexual violence. She worked closely with former British Foreign Minister William Hague on that conference.

The 39-year-old Jolie has drawn praise from many world figures for her work on behalf of refugees and victims of sexual violence.

Jolie recently married longtime partner Brad Pitt and starred in the film Maleficent.

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