Her beautiful engagement ring normally proudly adorns her left hand, so when Angelina Jolie swapped her custom-designed diamond jewellery for a simple gold band this week it was immediately picked up by the world”s press.
Some media outlets have speculated that the plain gold band could signify that Angelina has secretly tied the knot with long-term partner Brad Pitt, almost twelve months after he popped the question.
However, it”s far more likely that the altruistic superstar simply opted to remove her extravagant engagement ring as she travelled to Africa at the weekend.
PHOTOS TO ENLARGE
On Sunday night, the mum-of-six arrived with British Foreign Secretary William Hague for a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. As a representative for the UN”s refugee agency, Angelina is with Mr Hague campaigning against rape being used as a weapon of war.
Angelina“s opted for a conservative look as she met with survivors of rape and sexual violence during a visit to Nzolo refugee camp. With the simple gold band on her engagement finger, the actress opted for simple black trousers and a loose white t-shirt, and tied her long hair back away from her face.
The attentive star listened with interest as she and Mr Hague spoke with survivors, locals and UN groups at the camp. In three weeks time, the pair will join forces again to ask countries including Britain, the US, Russia, Japan and Germany to agree to “landmark measures to secure justice for survivors of sexual violence and deter perpetrators” at the G8 Summit in London.