Angelina Jolie pays an unusual visit to Buckingham Palace


One of the perks, we'd imagine, of being an extremely famous movie star, is that there is no location to visit or circumstance to work around that is truly out of the question. If you want to shop at a store that's closed, they'll open it for you. If you want a table at a restaurant with no reservations, the seas will part. If you want to see the new King Kong movie with no one else in the theater, you, we imagine, just so much as glance at the ticket attendant (or have your assistant glance at the ticket attendant).

Yes, you guessed it, we're about to share the tale of a celebrity who has done something in this vein! On Tuesday, Angelina Jolie, after spending time at the London School of Economics (more on that shortly), and accompanied by her son Maddox, paid a visit to Buckingham Palace.

According to the Daily Mail, Jolie and her son—both dressed in very on-brand all-black get-ups—received a "highly unusual private tour" of the palace, as no members of the royal family were present (really, royals!??! You're not gonna take an Uber to the palace to have some tea with Angelina Jolie?!?!?!). There are tours of the palace available to the general public, but only for certain weeks of the year, at set times.

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Earlier in the day, Jolie taught her first class at the London School of Economics, where she is now working as "a professor in practice," teaching a course on Women, Peace and Security. (Isn't it kind of funny to imagine a student signing up for this class because they saw the course title and thought it sounded interesting, somehow missing the name of the professor, and then they get in and show up for the first day and it's . . . Angelina Jolie.)

Jolie, in 2015, when she was still married to Brad Pitt, had tea with Kate Middleton and Prince William at Kensington Palace [http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2015/06/brad-pitt-angelina-jolie-prince-william-kate-middleton]—and she has met with the Queen before, as well. So was this sort of like a grand, celebrity version of when you go on a work trip to San Francisco and text a few of your college friends to let them know you're in town, and . . . no one gets back to you until you're at the airport, about to head back? ("Omg, so sorry, missed this somehow!")

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 27: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh leave Buckingham Palace in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach to travel to the Houses of Parliament for the State Opening on May 27, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 27: Queen Elizabeth II leaves Buckingham Palace in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach to travel to the Houses of Parliament for the State Opening on May 27, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (C) walks to meet guests at a garden party held at Buckingham Palace, central London on May 12, 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL /John Stillwell (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Prince George of Cambridge is held by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth II look out on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour on June 13, 2015 in London, England. . The ceremony is Queen Elizabeth II's annual birthday parade and dates back to the time of Charles II in the 17th Century when the Colours of a regiment were used as a rallying point in battle. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (R) ride in The Queen's Carriage during the Queen's Birthday Parade, 'Trooping the Colour,' from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade in London on June 13, 2015. The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. In 1748, it was decided that the parade would be used to mark the official birthday of the Sovereign. More than 600 guardsmen and cavalry make up the parade, a celebration of the Sovereign's official birthday, although the Queen's actual birthday is on 21 April. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (C) arrives back at Buckingham Palace from Horse Guards Parade in a horse-drawn carriage preceeded and followed by marching guardsmen and other members of the royal family including Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (CL) riding beside the arriage during the Queen's Birthday Parade, 'Trooping the Colour,' in London on June 13, 2015. The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. In 1748, it was decided that the parade would be used to mark the official birthday of the Sovereign. More than 600 guardsmen and cavalry make up the parade, a celebration of the Sovereign's official birthday, although the Queen's actual birthday is on 21 April. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 9: Queen Elizabeth II receives The Ambassador of Georgia Dr Revaz Gachechiladze and Mrs Mzia Marsagishvili as he presents his Letter of Credence at Buckingham Palace on December 9, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Devlin - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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