Angelina Jolie found the perfect way to celebrate giving her first lecture at LSE – a special visit to Buckingham Palace. The actress and her son Maddox were treated to a private tour of the Queen's official residence on Tuesday, shortly after Angelina wowed masters students with her lecture. The mother-son duo were pictured leaving their London hotel and making their way to a waiting car to take them to the palace.
Royal sources confirmed to HELLO! Online that the visit had been "last-minute" and that no members of the royal family were present during the tour. The visit is believed to have been especially arranged for the Hollywood actress and her 15-year-old son; Buckingham Palace declined to comment. The palace's State Rooms are normally open for visits in the summer, from the end of July to August while the Queen holidays in Balmoral in Scotland.
Angelina Jolie and son Maddox, pictued previously, visited Buckingham Palace
Angelina, who was recently unveiled as the new face of Guerlain fragrance, last visited Buckingham Palace in October 2014 when she was made an honorary Dame. The Mr. and Mrs. Smith actress received her Damehood from the Queen, in an official ceremony held in the palace's 1844 Room. Angelina looked visibly touched as she bowed in front of the Queen and shook her hand.
On learning of the accolade, Angelina had said: "To receive an honour related to foreign policy means a great deal to me, as it is what I wish to dedicate my working life to. Working with survivors of rape is an honour in itself. I know that succeeding in our goals will take a lifetime, and I am dedicated to it for all of mine."
Angelina was made an honorary Dame in 2014
Angelina was in London this week to give her first lecture to masters students at the London School of Economics. As a visiting professor, she delivered a lecture to pupils studying on the university's Women, Peace and Security course. Talking to The Evening Standard before going back to class, Angelina admitted that she was slightly nervous about her new job: "I'm a little nervous, feeling butterflies. I hope I do well. This is very important to me," she said.