George Clooney has let it be known that he is not here for the intense scrutiny against Meghan Markle. The Hollywood actor, who is good friends with the Sussex's, defended the new royal at a panel while promoting his new Hulu show, Catch-22.
"I do want to say, they’re just chasing Meghan Markle everywhere, she’s been pursued and vilified," he told WHO.
But the actor also spoke of the Duchess as being “seven months pregnant” — meaning she would be due to give birth earlier in mid-April, earlier than previously reported. If true, the Duchess of Sussex is further along than previously thought, with the former actress telling people at an event last month she was due in late April or the beginning of May.
"She’s a woman who is seven months pregnant and she has been pursued and vilified and chased in the same way that Diana was and its history repeating itself," he added.
"We’ve seen how that ends," Clooney continued, referencing Princess Diana's tragic death in a car crash in 1997, which many, including Prince Harry, have blamed on the paparazzi.
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The actor also spoke out against paparazzi and tabloid media. Clooney brought up the emotional, private letter Meghan penned to her father, Thomas Markle, which has been leaked to the public.
"I can’t tell you how frustrating that is, just seeing them broadcast a letter from a daughter to a father, she’s getting a raw deal there and I think it’s irresponsible and I’m surprised by that," he told Who magazine.
The Oscar-winning actor also responded to rumours he would be Baby Sussex's godfather. "Oh yes, I’ll be godfather of the royals apparently," he joked, but quickly clarified: "No!"
"I’m a father of twins, I have enough shit to deal with—literally!" he added. George and Amal Clooney welcomed twins Ella and Alexander in June 2017.
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George Clooney is the latest of Meghan's inner-circle to speak out on how the media is treating her. Last week, five of her friends spoke to People and denounced "the global bullying" the royal has experienced.
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This article originally appeared on InStyle Australia.