Meghan Markle's Pal George Clooney Comes to Her Defense in New Interview

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Friends always have each other's backs -- even in Hollywood! George Clooney is speaking up in defense of Meghan Markle, and he says the way the press has been treating her is unfair. He even compared her experiences to that of her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, Australia's Who magazine is reporting. It's no secret that Meghan hasn't had an easy go of her first year as a royal, and it seems that her friends have had just about enough.

  • Clooney spoke out during a press conference for his latest project, Catch-22.

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    George and Meg are such great pals, he even attended her royal wedding to Prince Harry back in May. When asked about his friend, the Duchess of Sussex, Clooney just could not keep quiet about his thoughts on her unfair treatment by the press. "I do want to say, they’re just chasing Meghan Markle everywhere. She’s been pursued and vilified," he said.
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  • He compared Meghan's hounding by the press to that of Princess Diana.

    "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 it's history repeating itself," he said. Clooney shared the sentiment in the wake of Meghan's friends, who also recently spoke up in her defense. 

  • Harry shares the same fears for his new wife. 

    Meghan was hounded by the press so badly back when she started dating Prince Harry that he stepped outside of royal protocol and issued an official statement. "Prince Harry is worried about Ms. Markle's safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her," the statement read. "He has asked for this statement to be issued in the hopes that those in the press who have been driving this story can pause and reflect before any further damage is done."

  • George also gave a stern warning about just how serious the attacks on Meghan are.

    Clooney continued his comparison of Meghan to Princess Diana by saying, "We’ve seen how that ends. 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."

  • On a much lighter note, George also poked fun at just how close he is to the royal couple.

    Clooney couldn't resist joking with reporters and addressed whether or not he's going to be a godparent to Harry and Meg's royal baby. He said, "Oh yes, I’ll be godfather of the royals apparently,” before adding, “No!” “I’m a father of twins, I have enough sh-- to deal with -- literally!” Ha ha! 

    What a stand up guy! Way to have your friend's back, George!