George Clooney defends Meghan Markle, compares her with Princess Diana

Washington: While promoting his upcoming Hulu series ‘Catch-22’, George Clooney slammed the way Meghan Markle has been treated since joining the royal family and even compared her experience to that of the late Princess Diana.

“They’re just chasing Meghan Markle everywhere, she’s been pursued and vilified,” People magazine cited Clooney’s reply to Australia’s Who magazine.

“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 is history repeating itself,” he continued.

“We’ve seen how that ends,” said Clooney referring to Princess Diana’s fatal car crash in 1997. Diana was being cashed by paparazzi when the accident took place.

Notably, Clooney’s wife Amal gave birth to daughter Ella and son Alexander in June 2017.
Clooney is not the only one who has come out in support of Markle.

Earlier, five women who are close friends with the Duchess of Sussex opened up about the ‘global bullying’ that Markle is being subjected to.

“Meg has silently sat back and endured the lies and untruths. We worry about what this is doing to her and the baby. It’s wrong to put anyone under this level of emotional trauma, let alone when they’re pregnant,” the women told People.