Angelina Jolie has royal encounter at London film festival fighting sexual violence

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 28:  Actress and director Angelina Jolie arrives ahead of the Service of Commemoration and Dedication, marking the 200th anniversary of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George at St Paul's Cathedral on June 28, 2018 in London, England. The Order of St Michael and St George is awarded to men and women who hold high office or who render extraordinary or important non-military service in a foreign country, and can also be conferred for important or loyal service in relation to foreign and Commonwealth affairs. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II was due to attend the service but cancelled at late notice due to suffering from a slight illness.  (Photo by Leon Neal - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 28: Actress and director Angelina Jolie arrives ahead of the Service of Commemoration and Dedication, marking the 200th anniversary of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George at St Paul's Cathedral on June 28, 2018 in London, England. The Order of St Michael and St George is awarded to men and women who hold high office or who render extraordinary or important non-military service in a foreign country, and can also be conferred for important or loyal service in relation to foreign and Commonwealth affairs. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II was due to attend the service but cancelled at late notice due to suffering from a slight illness. (Photo by Leon Neal - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Angelina Jolie meets with a member of the royal family while at London film festival.

American actress and director, Angelina Jolie, was in London at the weekend where she attended the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI) Film Festival – Fighting Stigma through Film reception.

Jolie has become an outspoken critic of sex crimes during her humanitarian work with refugee communities and displaced people. She was speaking at the film festival in her capacity as a UNHCR Special Envoy, where she met with Sophie, Countess of Wessex (who’s married to Prince Edward, the Queen’s youngest son).

Although the event took place on Friday, the royal family just publicised the meeting on social media today.

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The PSVI festival raises awareness on sexual violence and encourages action towards ending the crime. “It is also providing an opportunity for young filmmakers from conflict-affected and Commonwealth countries to fight stigma,” the royal family wrote on Instagram.

On Friday, the Hollywood leading lady continued to speak out against the atrocity of sexual violence, calling it “an urgent international issue,” People reports. She added that changing laws and ending stigma on sexual violence “is the work of generations.”

Jolie looked elegant in a long, black below-the-knee trench coat with the belt cinched at the waist and white dress with plunging V-neck silhouette that was worn with a pretty lace trim underlay.

She is also involved in the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, Her Majesty’s global conservation initiative. For the project, she and her six children traveled to Namibia last year to open a plant nursery.

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