Whoever is this proper lady in her refined, crowd-greeting best? Why, it’s Honorary Dame Angelina Jolie, giving you two-parts Duchess Kate with one-part Duchess Meghan, with just a splash of Mr. Clean. I’m sure it’s not intentional, but I’m getting some tub-scrubbing baggy rubber realness from those gloves. Speaking of, I’m sure Brad Pitt is like “Nice gloves, they do a decent job of covering your evil witch claws.”
Angelina Jolie is still in London filming the sequel to Maleficent, and earlier today, she took a break from work to attend the 200th Service of Commemoration and Dedication of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George. The Order recognizes those who have engaged in service in a foreign country, with respect to Commonwealth affairs. Angelina was there in recognition for her own contributions. Angelina became an honorary Dame in 2014.
That fancy little brooch she’s wearing on her suit is the Dame Grand Cross. I’m sure it’s correct protocol to wear it on her left side like that, which is why it’s there. Personally, if the Distinguished Order people were loose with the rules, I would have thrown it on top of that hat. A little razzle-dazzle is needed to make it look just a tad less like a crumpled up pair of L’eggs pinned to a shoulder pad.