Angelina Jolie channels Meghan Markle at royal event

Stop us if this sounds familiar: An American actress with a fancy title spent Thursday schmoozing with England’s elite while dressed to the nines in an off-white ensemble at a royal event. This time, however, it’s not Meghan Markle — it’s Angelina Jolie.

The Oscar winner was made an honorary dame by Queen Elizabeth in 2014 in recognition of her humanitarian work. A few years later, she’s representing those royal ties by attending a formal service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. The event marks the 200th anniversary of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, which honors nonmilitary service in a foreign country.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 28: Angelina Jolie attends 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. HM Queen Elizabeth II was unable to attend due to illness. 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. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie speaks during a news conference in the Domiz refugee camp in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region on May 17, 2018. - The Hollywood star called for a larger focus on conflict prevention rather than responding to its repercussions, during a visit to Iraq with the UN refugee agency. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Angelina Jolie attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 18: Angelina Jolie attends the 71st EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. PHOTOGRAPH BY Paul Treadway / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read Paul Treadway / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
MOSUL, IRAQ - JUNE 16: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout image provided by United Nations High Commission for Refugees, UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie meets Falak, 8, during a visit to West Mosul during a visit to Iraq, on June 16, 2018. Falak has a gene disorder and PTSD, she spoke to Jolie about seeing a man killed in front of her during the ISIS occupation of the city. Less than a year after its liberation, much of West Mosul still lies in ruins. (Photo by Andrew McConnell / UNHCR via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 17: Actor/director Angelina Jolie attends the 32nd Annual American Society Of Cinematographers Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 17, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 17: Actor/director Angelina Jolie attends the 32nd Annual American Society Of Cinematographers Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 17, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 18: Angelina Jolie attending The EE British Academy Film Awards, at The Royal Albert Hall London Sunday 18th February. PHOTOGRAPH BY Peter / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read Peter / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 03: (L-R) Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, actress Angelina Jolie and Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt attend the 45th Annual Annie Awards at Royce Hall on February 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
BRUSSELS , BELGIUM - JANUARY 31, 2018: Angelina Jolie pictured during her press conference at the NATO headquarters on January 31, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. (Picture by Christophe Licoppe/Photonews via Getty Images)
US actress and Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Angelina Jolie arrives at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels for a meeting with the NATO Secretary General on January 31, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Angelina Jolie visits the Guerlain store in Paris, France, on January 30, 2018. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 30: Actress Angelina Jolie is surrounded by the crowd as she leaves the 'Guerlain' store on the Champs-Elysees avenue on January 30, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 30: Actress Angelina Jolie arrives at the 'Guerlain' store on the Champs-Elysees avenue on January 30, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 30: Actress Angelina Jolie and her children Maddox Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Jolie-Pitt and Pax Jolie-Pitt are seen leaving the Louvre museum on January 30, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
ZAATARI, JORDAN- JANUARY 28: Special envoy of the U.N. refugee agency and movie star Angelina Jolie holds a press conference at the Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees on January 28, 2018 in Zaatari, Jordan. Jolie spoke in the camp, which is made up of hundreds of row of caravans, after meeting with Syrian refugees. The Hollywood star called for a political solution to Syria's civil war, saying that 'humanitarian aid is not a long-term solution.' (Photo by Salah Malkawi/ Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Angelina Jolie attends the 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Angelina Jolie attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: (L-R) Angelina Jolie, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, and Loung Ungattends The National Board Of Review Annual Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for National Board of Review)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: Angelina Jolie attends the 2018 National Board of Review Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Angelina Jolie, Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt arrives at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor/director Angelina Jolie attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 06: Angelina Jolie attends the HFPA and American Cinematheque Present The Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominees Series 2018 Symposium at the Egyptian Theatre on January 6, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14: Angelina Jolie is seen on December 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nancy Rivera/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14: Angelina Jolie attends the 'Light After Darkness: Memory, Resilience and Renewal in Cambodia' discussion at Asia Society on December 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 06: Angelina Jolie speaks onstage at The Hollywood Reporter's 2017 Women In Entertainment Breakfast at Milk Studios on December 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for THR)
Actress Angelina Jolie, special envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, delivers a keynote speech during the 2017 UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Over 500 delegates from more than 70 countries and international organizations will gather at the upcoming Defence Ministerial to discuss improvements to UN peacekeeping operations and focus on securing new pledges from Member States. Photographer: Ben Nelms/Bloomberg via Getty Images
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Angelina Jolie speaks onstage at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 9th Annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 11, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Actress Angelina Jolie arrives at the 21st Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 5, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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Though the queen had to skip the event due to ill health, her cousin the Duke of Kent stepped in in her absence.

Jolie also delivered plenty of star power to the proceedings. In England to film the sequel to Maleficent, the 43-year-old actress and director took style cues from a certain duchess. Her dress — whose pale color and neckline are Meghan hallmarks — was designed by Ralph & Russo, the label worn by Prince Harry’s bride-to-be in her engagement photos.

Jolie accessorized with matching gloves, a handheld clutch, and a hat, as well as her own Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, aka the gold brooch pinned to her dress. 

Does it hold a candle to Oscar night? Only one (honorary) dame knows for sure.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London.
Queen Elizabeth II with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London.
Queen Elizabeth II with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex during a group photo at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (left) during a reception at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London.
Queen Elizabeth II (centre front) with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (left front) during a group photo at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London.
The Duchess of Sussex during a reception at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London.
The Duchess of Sussex during a reception at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London.
The Duchess of Sussex during a reception at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London.
Queen Elizabeth II with the Duchess of Sussex at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London.
Queen Elizabeth II with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London.
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