Stop us if this sounds familiar: An American actress with a fancy title spent Thursday schmoozing with England’s elite while dressed to the nines in an off-white ensemble at a royal event. This time, however, it’s not Meghan Markle — it’s Angelina Jolie.
The Oscar winner was made an honorary dame by Queen Elizabeth in 2014 in recognition of her humanitarian work. A few years later, she’s representing those royal ties by attending a formal service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. The event marks the 200th anniversary of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, which honors nonmilitary service in a foreign country.
Though the queen had to skip the event due to ill health, her cousin the Duke of Kent stepped in in her absence.
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Jolie also delivered plenty of star power to the proceedings. In England to film the sequel to Maleficent, the 43-year-old actress and director took style cues from a certain duchess. Her dress — whose pale color and neckline are Meghan hallmarks — was designed by Ralph & Russo, the label worn by Prince Harry’s bride-to-be in her engagement photos.
Jolie accessorized with matching gloves, a handheld clutch, and a hat, as well as her own Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, aka the gold brooch pinned to her dress.
Does it hold a candle to Oscar night? Only one (honorary) dame knows for sure.
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