The queen makes a dame out of 'Vogue's' Anna Wintour

British born Anna Wintour received one of Britain's highest honors. Angeli Kakade (@angelikakade) has the story.

Call her Dame Anna Wintour.

On Friday, the fashion icon was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II, the female equivalent of a knighthood.

Wintour was honored for services to fashion and journalism at Buckingham Palace, and wore her iconic sunglasses to the ceremony (but not inside the ballroom, as that would be a major breach of etiquette).

The front-row fixture wore a pink belted Chanel coat and dress for the occasion, and said afterward that the queen had struggled to find a place to pin the insignia on Wintour's outfit, according to the Associated Press.

Wintour, a renowned fashion force, is beloved by a worldwide industry (her towering influence was made infamous in the 2006 Meryl Streep comedy, The Devil Wears Prada, a film based on a novel written by her former assistant).

Wintour was born in the U.K., beginning a career in fashion journalism in Britain before relocating to New York. In 1985 she returned to the U.K. to helm British Vogue, but by 1988, Wintour was installed as the editor of American Vogue, maintaining the position ever since.

In 2013, Wintour was elevated to holding the dual role of artistic director for Condé Nast, Vogue's publisher. (We can credit the upcoming Goop magazine to her latest partnership with Gwyneth Paltrow.)

It's been a big week for Wintour: On Monday, she chaired the star-studded Met Gala, known as the Fashion Oscars of the East Coast.

On Thursday, the world breathed a sigh of relief after the palace called an emergency meeting, fearing the worst. But it turned out Prince Philip, 95, was fine – he's just retiring from public service. The Duke of Edinburgh joked about the big news on Thursday.

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