Angelina Jolie is joined by son Maddox for a private tour of Buckingham Palace

09:45 • 15.03.17

A busy day in London culminated in grand surroundings on Tuesday evening as Angelina Jolie paid a visit to Buckingham Palace. 

The Hollywood actress, 41, was joined by son Maddox as they took the short trip from their lavish hotel, just hours after she accepted a new role as professor in practice of London School of Economics.

Dressed appropriately in a smart black evening dress and matching leather boots, Angelina looked typically elegant as they made their way towards a waiting car, the Daily Mail reports. 

With her brunette hair swept back, Angelina revealed her sharply defined features, accentuated by deft touches of make-up.

Walking alongside his mother, Maddox appeared to be in high spirits ahead of their visit to the Queen's historic London home.

Given their destination the 15-year old looked surprisingly casual in a loose fitting shirt, jeans and trainers.  

With a hotel doorman quietly observing, the pair offered bystanders a polite smile as they climbed into their vehicle. 

Moments later their car was been being accepted through the wrought iron gates of the Palace.

It is understood Angelina and Maddox were given a highly unusual private tour of Buckingham Palace, where no members of the royal family were present. 

The Palace will be open daily for visits to its State Rooms from 9:30am to 7:30pm from July 22 to August 31. 

It will reopen for tourists from September 1 to October 1, with exclusive evening visits running from  5:30pm.  

Earlier that day the star said she was “feeling butterflies' before she lectured at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security, beginning a new master's course on the impact of war on women.

Despite her nerves, she embodied her new, visiting professor mantle perfectly, paring down her iconic Hollywood image in favour of a simple yet sophisticated longline coat.  



Surprise appearance: A busy day in London culminated in grand surroundings on Tuesday evening as Angelina Jolie paid a visit to Buckingham Palace 

In good company: The actress was joined by son Maddox ahead of the visit

Let's go: The pair were side by side as they edxited their hotel and made their way towards a waiting car Let's go: The pair were side by side as they edxited their hotel and made their way towards a waiting car

Natural beauty: With her brunette hair swept back, Angelina revealed her sharply defined features, accentuated by deft touches of make-up

Walk this way: A doorman observed the actress and her young son as they swept past 

Leading the way: Angelina walked ahead of her son as they began their journey on Tuesday evening 

Here they come: Angelina's car was later seen making its way through the wrought iron gates of Buckingham Palace 

Angelina told London's Evening Standard: “I’m a little nervous, feeling butterflies. I hope I do well. This is very important to me.”  

The actress addressed a class of students taking the same-titled postgraduate course, Women, Peace and Security - and her speech went down well with the class, who described the presentation as 'wonderful'. 

The course helps scholars, practitioners, activists, policy-makers and students to develop strategies to promote justice, human rights and participation for women in conflict-affected situations around the world.

They conduct original research and teach with the aim of promoting gender equality and enhancing women’s economic, social and political participation and security. 

As part of her fellowship, Angelina will also be able to conduct her own research in the field. 

The activist spoke about her experience and what has motivated her work as United Nations Special Envoy. 

Afterwards, students were full of praise for the actress, sharing pictures from inside her lecture and calling her presentation 'wonderful'.

One starstruck attendee reassured the 'nervous' speaker by saying: 'Ms. Jolie, you did wonderfully!' while another simply said: 'Incredible lecture by Angelina today'

Another post-graduate student added: “She'll make an amazing visiting professor. So honored to hear her inaugural lecture at LSE on sexual violence, rape, working w/ refugees”.


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