The Queen and Angelina Jolie at Buckingham Palace on October 10th 2014
The damehood was announced in the Queen's Birthday Honours in June this year. Today, the Oscar winning actress was granted a private audience with the Queen where she received the insignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George.
The award was made in the 1844 room in the Palace - it was named in honour of a visit made, in that year, by Tsar Nicholas I of Russia. It's been used for the Queen's Christmas speech and was also where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met US President, Barack Obama, and his wife, Michelle, in 2011. Today it was again the centre of huge press interest when Angelina Jolie received her honour.