Angelina Jolie made an honorary dame by the Queen

Actress honoured for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence

Angelina Jolie has received an honorary damehood from the Queen at Buckingham Palace today (October 10).

The Wanted star was honoured for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence.

She was presented with the insignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George, reports the BBC.

The award was first announced in June when Jolie was co-chairing the global summit for End Sexual Violence in Conflict (ESCV) in London with then foreign secretary William Hague. The star of Maleficent and Girl, Interrupted said at the time that it meant “a great deal… to receive an honour related to foreign policy”.

Jolie married Brad Pitt in August. The couple are currently shooting her third directorial effort By the Sea. The film is pitched as an experimental romance and will be the first time the couple have starred in a film together since Mr & Mrs Smith in 2005. The couple met while shooting Doug Liman’s spy caper. They were engaged in 2012 and have six children.

Jolie’s second film as director also has a war theme and is due for release in cinemas on Boxing Day. Unbroken tells the true life tale of Olympian turned war hero Louis Zamperini played by British actor Jack O’Connell.

Watch the trailer for Unbroken below.