George Clooney is frustrated by the way media is treating Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, comparing it to how the media covered Princess Diana.
Clooney told reporters that Meghan is “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. And we’ve seen how that ends.” This comes after Britain’s Mail on Sunday newspaper published a personal letter allegedly sent by Meghan to her estranged father; the actor felt the need to step in to defend the Duchess.
“You’re taking a letter from a daughter to a father and broadcasting it everywhere. She’s getting a raw deal there, it’s irresponsible. I’m sort of surprised by that.”
“I can’t tell you how frustrating it is to see that,” he said at a promotional event for his latest film.
Meghan has been targeted by tabloids since her marriage to Prince Harry last year in May. Clooney and his wife attended the former Suits’ star Meghan Markle’s wedding to Diana’s son, Prince Harry.
Clooney made the comments at the Television Critics Association conference in Pasadena, California. He is promoting his upcoming Hulu series “Catch-22.”