Bell of the Ball

Angelina Jolie may have taken a hint from what’s quickly becoming the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle’s, signature style when she attended the Service of Commemoration and Dedication of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George in London on Thursday, June 28.

People reports that Jolie opted for a custom, pale grey dress, matching gloves, and a "fascinator" that would have belonged among the hats at the royal wedding — which Jolie did not attend. The outlet compared Jolie’s color palette and style to Markle’s, noting her similar hairstyle and understated choices for the event. Markle has opted for shades of off-white and custom-made Phillip Treacy hats for royal events ever since her wedding to Prince Harry, with her low bun making frequent appearances during outings.

However, People notes that Jole has opted for similar ensembles during previous interactions with members of the royal family. Jolie was made an honorary Dame Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George in 2014, for extraordinary service to U.K. foreign policy. It was this title that likely garnered her an invitation to Thursday’s service. The Queen herself bestowed the honor, which is equivalent to a knighthood for women.

Unfortunately, there were no photos of Jolie and Queen Elizabeth at Thursday’s service, due to the fact that the Queen was too ill to attend. A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said the 92 year-old matriarch was "under the weather" Thursday morning. Her cousin His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, Grand Master of the Order represented her in her absence.

According to People, Jolie is currently in London filming Maleficent 2. Her six children are staying with her for the duration of filming, though none of them were at the service on Thursday.

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