Angelina Jolie finally got to meet a member of the royal family: Duchess Camilla!


SACK SLEEVES. That’s how Angelina Jolie’s need for sackiness has manifested itself today. A beautiful charcoal grey suit which would have fit her like a dream, save for the sack sleeves. Angelina is so funny. Anyway, these are some photos from Day 4 of the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, with Brad Pitt joining Jolie for the second day in a row. Superficial comment: I don’t like her hairstyle here. Too “old” and mumsy. Also: I know some people will start yelling about how she looks exhausted. I imagine she IS exhausted. Plus, she’s been crying a lot during the summit. She probably cried off all of her makeup.

Yesterday, Angelina was invited to Clarence House where she met Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. They had a nice chat:

Camilla and the Oscar winning actress met at Clarence House to discuss their separate campaigns to aid rape victims. The two women have worked in recent years to highlight the issue of sexual violence and they were joined by Foreign Secretary William Hague.

The discussions covered the common ground between the women’s campaigns, with the pair sharing ideas. Camilla, 66, has visited rape crisis centres across the UK and spearheaded a scheme to provide victims with toiletries after undergoing forensic examinations. The Duchess of Cornwall came up with the idea of providing rape survivors with toiletries after speaking to women during a visit to a rape crisis centre in Derbyshire. Last year she said she hoped the project would help people feel better at a traumatic time in their lives. The two-year pilot scheme will see shower and bath products donated by firms collected into wash bags and given to victims.

[From The Express]

On one side, I’m happy to see that at least one member of the royal family thought it would be a good idea to participate in the Global Summit. On the other side… how is this an issue that only ONE member of the royal family can get behind? It would have been great to see Prince Harry, William, Kate, Charles, or the York princesses get involved too. It’s not like being against rape is a controversial position.

Photos courtesy of Getty, WENN.

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  1. Jen says:

    Angelina has been looking rough lately. Her skin always has this sweaty/oily sheen to it. Hope she’s ok.

  2. Snazzy says:

    This actually would have been a great cause for Kate to take on actually! Silly of her not to do so. I am glad Camilla is on board though.

  3. Aura says:

    Lainey has a theory that rape might seem like an ‘unseemly’ cause. I don’t usually get all the anti-Kate feeling on this site, but wouldn’t it be amazing if she was really really passionate about charities and causes? Like an Angelina, or Diana? She could do so much good.

    • INeedANap says:

      I can see how she would think that, considering she originally pledged to some very important causes, but all dealing with the arts or nature in some way. They also dealt with children who need help, but not like this. But I think a larger community outside of snotty “blue bloods” would have seen her support as a bad-a$$ move.

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      @Aura …

      I don’t get the anti-Kate feelings on this site at all. People need to realize that even though Kate is married to a future King of England, that Prince’s father (the crowned Prince of Wales) and the Prince of Wales’ mother the Queen of England, are still very much alive and well and active. Kate can’t yet decide on her own what she will or will not do. I’m pretty certain her activities are being orchestrated by the Queen or Prince Charles, as are the activities of her husband. Perhaps her Events/Activities/Causes schedule will be more in her hands once her Father-in-law becomes King and her husband becomes the crowned Prince of Wales.

      • lucy2 says:

        That’s an interesting and quite possible idea, that she doesn’t have much control over her activities.
        I would hope if she expressed an interest in being more involved with stuff, they’d be welcome to it, since they have to be aware of the criticism.

      • Dot says:

        Oh she is in charge of her own schedule, this has been stated by the palace several times. However much or little(!) she does is entirely up to her.

      • LAK says:

        Emma: Several things;

        1. There is no such thing as a ‘crowned’ Prince of Wales. Only the monarch is crowned and in very few exceptional cases the Queen Consort has been crowned in the past.

        2. Whether choose to believe it or not, no matter a person’s place in the line of succession, all the royals choose their own schedules. The palace and the royals have said this many times. So William and Kate’s schedule is their choice.

        3. The Queen and to a larger extent Charles, who both hate confrontation of any sort, will not step in unless a Royal is screwing up in *their* view ie making the monarchy look bad. Considering how long it took for her to step in during the decades long war of the wales, I don’t think she’ll step in until it’s pretty obvious William and Kate’ schedule is impacting the monarchy badly.

        4. When people postulate that HM or Charles are somehow holding back William and Kate, I point to Harry/Anne/Sophie/Andrew/Edward all of who work harder than William and Kate and no one is holding them back. Anne actually works harder than Charles going by no of engagements per year. No one holding her back.

        5. Charles wishes to slim the monarchy to his family. That can’t work unless everyone in that slimmed down group pulls their weight. It’ll be a shock to the system if William and Kate suddenly have to take on 600 engagements each a year at 40-50yrs of age when they’ve been partying up a storm until then.

        6. In terms of longevity of the monarchy, William and Kate have to be seen to be visibly working even if it’s all fluff. That way they build up a fan base that will eventually sustain their own turn at the top table. It won’t suddenly show up when the public has long forgotten who they are or what they can do.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Lak, who wrote: “1. There is no such thing as a ‘crowned’ Prince of Wales. Only the monarch is crowned and in very few exceptional cases the Queen Consort has been crowned in the past.”

        There was a formal ‘investiture’ (which, among other things, also means ‘coronation’) ceremony when Charles turned 21. The Queen ‘crowned’ Charles the “Prince of Wales.” I watched the ceremony on TV. If you won’t believe my words, will you believe your eyes? Here is a photo of Queen Elizabeth crowning Charles ‘The Prince of Wales:’

        Here is the article the photo was taken from titled “Key Moments in the Queen’s 60-year-reign” for her Diamond Jubilee on June 3, 2012. The photo above of the Queen crowning Charles is the 9th photo from the top, with the caption: “Queen Elizabeth II crowned her son Charles, as the Prince of Wales during an investiture ceremony at Caernarfon Castle in 1969.” Here’s the link to the article with photo:

      • LAK says:

        Emma: Emma i don’t disagree with the ceremony or what you saw, however the talking heads and reporters used/are using the wrong terminology.

        The 1969 ceremony was to invest him with his title which had already been granted when he was 8/9yrs old. The fact that he received ‘a crown’ in the process of the investiture doesn’t mean he was actually ‘crowned’.

        All other POWs have had similar sort of ceremony to invest them with their title. We don’t crown them with the title.

    • Greata says:

      Could it be that Charles is making sure that he and Camilla are now seen as the Royals in charge. I am not quite sure that Kate and William have that much say as to when and where they are assigned. Can someone enlighten me on this?

    • lenje says:

      IIRC, Camilla has long been active in charities and projects to help rape and sexual abuse victims, no? So the Summit actually correspondences with what she has been doing and passionate about.

    • hmmm says:

      So was AIDS. And then there was Diana.

  4. Abbott says:

    A great cause, The Jolie, and make it look like you’re doing actual work? Why isn’t Kate all over this?

  5. lower-case deb says:

    rgds on sack sleeves, now that her whole arms are covered up she doesn’t look so alarmingly skinny anymore.

    similar to when she wore that Elie Saab gold sequin sack to the Oscars, the one with the loose-fitted sleeves.

    i think her face bone structure and her arms make her appear skinnier than she is.

    and it’s finally day 4! it’s finished for the week. she’s going to edit Unbroken now?

    i miss my Jack O’Connell. don’t tell my husband.

  6. Andrea1 says:

    “It’s not like being against rape is a controversial position”.
    Exactly Kaiser I expected that the royals would have fully participated in the summit.
    Angie loves her sack dresses! Brad looks sexy.

  7. Kate says:

    Rape and sexual abuse victims are one of Camilla’s causes, she’s been working with rape crisis centres for about 5 years. So she was the obvious choice. I’m glad Kate and William aren’t involved, no one needs Bored and Bored-er making everything about them.

  8. melain says:

    All I think about when I see these two together is that they are both infamously the other woman. Great cause though.

  9. Talie says:

    This would’ve been a great photo moment for all of the women with senior position in the Royal Family to take part in — not just Camilla. Shame the rest didn’t see the value or their advisors didn’t.

  10. Toot says:

    Brad looks at Angelina with such pride, last pic above, as he should.

    Makes sense that Camilla met her since one of her causes is the subject of the summit.

  11. feebee says:

    So who was the one to curtsey?

    I’m surprised and not at the lack of royal star power…. if they had been six royals there to shake Angie’s hand, you know the reaction would be that that’s the only reason they were there. On the other hand, I don’t know why they don’t have a more visual role for causes like this. There’s NO downside!

  12. LaurieH says:

    The sad thing about being a “royal” – and this has been the case for centuries – is that you really don’t have full control over your life and decisions. Everything is about appearances and everything is subject to approval from the top. For example, Sarah Ferguson was so scandlized not because of what she did – which hardly anyone found shocking – but because of the way it made the royals look (i.e. “common”). When the royals want to look common, it is fully planned and orchestrated. The fear with the royals is that Kate and William will overshadow Charles and Camilla. Charles has been waiting 66 years to be king – perhaps longer than any heir apparent – and, at this rate, his reign will be very short-lived. Even King Juan Carlos of Spain gave up his throne after 40 years so his son, Felipe, can assume the crown. So I think in large part, Kate is not given a prominent “cause” as to not overshadow Charles and Camilla. Charles already had to deal with one woman overshadowing him (Diana); he’s not about to let it happen again.

  13. Camille (The Original) says:

    I like the grey outfit, it’s much better than that white mumsy look from the other day.

  14. Tiffany says:

    Just saw over on People that AJ with be given a Honorary Title by the Queen. Good for Dame Jolie.

  15. Tolva says:

    Read the old articles from the LA trip.
    Kate begged Angelina’s people to meet them in LA, when she and PW were there. Angelina said NO, she was busy doing things for the UN. Brad also said no. PW and Kate even proposed a private meeting, Angelina said NO,Moshe was busy.
    Kate has been wanting to meet Angelina for ages, I think she would have been to the Palace with bells on shaking Angelina’s hand if the Palace would have allowed a meeting.