Angelina Jolie’s most iconic red-carpet style is more sexy than prim and proper, but when she recently attended a royal event, she channeled her inner Meghan Markle and did things as the royals do. Jolie’s choice of outfit for the Service of Commemoration and Dedication – an event honoring the 200th anniversary of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George – looked like a nod to the Duchess of Sussex.
She also wore the outfit to St. Paul’s Cathedral to honor fallen American soldiers stationed in the United Kingdom during World War II.
According to Simple Most, the Oscar winner wore an off-white gown with a neckline similar to Markle’s wedding dress – a bateau neckline that dropped into a slight cowl. Ralph & Russo, the same designer of the dress Markle wore in her engagement photos, designed Jolie’s dress.
Angelina Jolie in Ralph & Russo at St. Paul's Cathedral in London, June 2018 pic.twitter.com/5PCK9CQnSH
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The 43-year-old also went with a signature Markle hairstyle, a low bun, and then topped it off with a hat, as per royal tradition. And, even her hat looked similar to one that the Duchess of Sussex has worn in the past.
Jolie also toned down her makeup and opted for a minimal look instead of her signature red lips. Because Queen Elizabeth honored her back in 2014, Jolie had the royal right to attend the royal event. Her Majesty gave Jolie the title of “dame” – the female equivalent of “knight” – because of her work combating sexual violence in war zones.
The actress is in London this summer to film Maleficent 2, and her six children – Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, Knox, 9, and Vivienne, 9 – will be with her for just part of the summer, thanks to a new summer custody agreement laid out by the Superior Court of Los Angeles County.
Angelina Jolie & her kids are enjoying their time in London! https://t.co/fy4ge0is0C
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The court decided that the kids should have strong relationships with both of their parents, and as a result, they awarded a few weeks to Brad Pitt this summer until the couple goes back to court on August 13th.
Jolie was not happy about the leaked custody agreement, and her spokesperson said that it was “misleading” and not in her kids’ best interest. She believes the court hearings should be private, but someone decided to leak the documents and paint an unfair picture of what was going on in her custody battle with Pitt.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt split in September 2016 after two years of marriage and twelve years together. They have yet to come to a permanent custody agreement and finalize their divorce.