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.
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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