After months of coordinating, the two power couples met for the first time at a private Kensington Palace meeting. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Pitt at Kensington Palace on Friday afternoon. They discussed their shared interest in combatting the illegal wildlife trade.
Brangelina had flown to London earlier in the morning so Jolie can attend a lunch at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on Monday as part of her work on UK foreign policy and her ongoing campaign to end war zone sexual violence.
At around 3:45 p.m., the UN Special Envoy was joined by Pitt and they headed straight over to Kensington Palace for the informal meeting.
And according to the insider, Middleton and Prince William were “really excited” about the afternoon tea, with a source adding that the royal couple — who were joined by Prince George — actually waited outside their apartment 1A home to greet the Hollywood royal couple. (Pitt and Jolie’s kids were also in London, but did not join in on the visit).
Naturally the Jolie-Pitt’s didn’t arrive empty handed. A source tells Us the couple brought a special gift for the Duke and Duchess to celebrate the arrival of Princess Charlotte, who was born in May.
“Everyone got on splendidly,” says the source of their afternoon tea. “Brad and Angelina spent much longer with the Duke and Duchess than planned. They ended up staying for almost a few hours.”
The meeting was a first for the foursome. Prince William, Pitt, and Jolie all attended the 2014 BAFTA awards but didn’t cross paths.
In October 2014, Queen Elizabeth II made Jolie an Honorary Dame Commander at a private Buckingham Palace ceremony, which is the female equivalent of knighthood, for her humanitarian work to which she has dedicated much of her life.