The Clooneys and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly the best friends, so may come as no surprise to hear that award-winning actor George leaped to Meghan Markle’s defence in a recent interview.
While promoting his upcoming series Catch-22, the husband of Lebanese-British lawyer Amal Clooney was asked if him and his wife would be godparents to the new royal baby. "Oh yes, I’ll be the godfather of the royals apparently," he reportedly told WHO, "No! I’m the father of twins, I have enough sh-- to deal with – literally!"
Amal and George Clooney at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding
The Oceans 11 star added, “I do want to say, they’re just chasing Meghan Markle everywhere, she’s been pursued and vilified. 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.”
"We’ve seen how that ends,” he adds. “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."
Unlike Thomas Markle, Meghan's mother, Dora Ragland, has coped well with the press surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex
Meghan’s father, who at the last minute pulled out of attending her wedding due to health concerns, has repeatedly given interviews to the tabloids about his now strained relationship with his daughter. This weekend, Thomas Markle released a five-page private letter that his daughter wrote to him last year in which she begged him to "Please stop creating so much pain."
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