As Angelina Jolie stepped out in regal attire at a royal ceremony held in London recently, all eyes were on how duchess-worthy she was.
Decked out in an elegant Ralph and Russo pale grey dress with matching gloves and fascinator, the actress looked every inch a resplendent royal figure, despite her annoyance at being snubbed of an invite to Harry and Meghan’s wedding.
In fact, as the Queen was unable to attend the event due to illness, many commented on how Angelina’s appearance made up for the lack of royals, leaving many to question if the star has finally got the royal attention she desperately desires.
The 43-year-old received a damehood from the Queen in 2014 for her efforts to raise global awareness of violence against women. In the same year, Angelina met with the Duchess of Cornwall to discuss global sexual violence and the pair bonded.
And Camilla is allegedly helping the Hollywood star achieve her ambition.
‘Camilla has welcomed the actress into the royal fold,’ a palace source tells New Idea.
‘Ange couldn’t be happier – she’s passionate about her charity work and has wanted to be close to the royal family for years. So meeting Camilla and having her work so hard to align her with royal causes has been amazing – they’ve become incredibly close since Ange moved to the UK, and she can’t believe how close to the royals she’s become,’ the source spills.
While Camilla is loving spending time with Ange, there’s no denying there’s an ulterior motive to having her join the royal fold.
Many believe this is all part of Camilla’s plot to rattle Meghan and Kate, knowing the A-list Hollywood star will cause all sorts of drama and jealousy.
‘Camilla has never felt Kate and Meghan were suitable for the royal family – not regal enough and not from the right breeding. In Camilla’s day, only women of aristocratic blood married into the royal family – so seeing “Commoner Kate” and soap actress Meghan marry their way in has incensed her.
‘She likes to cause trouble for them, and bringing in Angelina is just another way to ruffle a few feathers,’ the source adds.
According to the source Kate is devastated over Camilla and Ange’s meetings and really feels like they are betraying her.
‘She’s seen them growing closer and closer and it’s really left her unsettled because she knows how conniving Camilla can be. Kate knows the pair are capable of anything, and has been told by several palace aides to watch Camilla and Ange closely,’ the insider spills.
According to Ian Halperin author of Brangelina: The Untold Story Of Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie, the Maleficent actress has wanted to infiltrate the royal family for a long time.
In the book, Ian claimed that Angelina studied Princess Diana in ‘minute detail’ and has always wanted to continue the work of the late princess. He even claimed one friend suggested Angelina had a ‘secret ambition to marry into the royal family’, and
‘Prince Andrew is on her radar’.
‘She’s a woman with an agenda. She wants to leave the US and work in the UK. She wants to get in the House of Lords, she has a non-profit foundation there. She has her sights set on England,’ Ian told the Daily Star.
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