Angelina Jolie may have taken a hint from what’s quickly becoming the signature style of Duchess Meghan of Sussex, otherwise known as Meghan Markle, when she attended the Service of Commemoration and Dedication of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George in London on Thursday.
People reports that Jolie opted for a custom pale gray 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 Meghan’s, noting her similar hairstyle and understated choices for the event. Meghan has opted for shades of off-white and custom-made Philip 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 Jolie 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 men.
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 spokesperson said the 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, though none of them were at the service on Thursday.