George Clooney explains why he defended Meghan Markle: 'She hadn’t done anything except live her life'

Danielle Stacey
·Royal Correspondent

George Clooney has explained why he defended Meghan Markle.

The ‘Oceans Eleven’ actor, 57, addressed the press attention the Duchess of Sussex has received since she became a royal last May.

“Well I think it’s a little unfair at times… I’ve seen it first hand when the press turns on you for sort of ridiculous reasons and almost nothing,” he said, during a pre-recorded interview with ‘Good Morning Britain’ today.

“It seemed to be a little unjust as she hadn’t done anything except live her life.”

He added: “[Meghan’s] a kind and smart and intelligent young woman and they’re a really wonderful and loving couple.”

George Clooney has spoken out in defence of Meghan again [Photos: Getty]
George Clooney has spoken out in defence of Meghan again [Photos: Getty]

His comments come after he said the pregnant duchess has been “pursued and vilified,” and compared the treatment of Meghan to Princess Diana, during a press junket in Australia in February.

George and his wife Amal Clooney attended Meghan and Harry’s wedding in May last year and are said to be very close to the couple.

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He and Amal also attended a dinner at Buckingham Palace, hosted by Prince Charles, to celebrate the Prince’s Trust earlier this week.

According to Mail Online, human rights lawyer Amal, 41, has joined the charity as a figurehead for the first global youth campaign.