And we’re all very confused…
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are known to be close friends with George and Amal Clooney, with the royal couple holidaying at the Clooney’s luxurious Italian villa earlier this year, and reportedly getting celebrity nanny recommendations for their future newborn.
It’s hardly surprising therefore that the Hollywood couple have got the royals’ backs and have been rallying behind Meghan Markle especially over the past few months.
The Duchess of Sussex has had a turbulent year as a royal, from being the subject of an onslaught of online bullying to her estranged family slandering her name to sell stories.
This is something that George Clooney couldn’t help but talk about while promoting his new Hulu series, Catch-22.
According to Who magazine, the 57-year-old actor didn’t hold back when asked about his friend Meghan Markle, comparing her treatment to her late mother-in-law Princess Diana’s.
‘They’re just chasing Meghan Markle everywhere, she’s been pursued and vilified,’ he explained. ‘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. We’ve seen how that ends.’
No one was remotely surprised when Meghan’s estranged half sister, Samantha Markle, had something to say about it, with the 54-year-old using any excuse to do Meghan down.
‘Hey Looney Clooney!’ Samantha tweeted. ‘Your lawyer wife should have taught you not to make statements without full facts.’
She later continued: ‘I doubt #GeorgeClooney would ghost his mother for no legitimate reason. Be quiet Georgie.’
Somehow, we doubt George Clooney and Meghan Markle care what Samantha thinks.
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