'It's history repeating itself' - George Clooney speaks out in defence of Meghan Markle

'It's history repeating itself' - George Clooney speaks out in defence of Meghan Markle

GEORGE CLOONEY has spoken out in support of Meghan Markle.

The 57-year-old actor - who was among the guests at the Royal Wedding last May - warned that history could "repeat itself" if the ex-'Suits' star continues to be "pursued and vilified" in the same way the prince's late mother, Princess Diana, was until her death in a Paris car crash in 1997.

Speaking at a Hulu panel event, Clooney said: "I do want to say, I just saw this piece.

"They're just chasing Meghan Markle everywhere, she's been pursued and vilified.

"She's a woman who is seven months pregnant and she is being 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."

Clooney - who has 18-month-old twins Ella and Alexander with wife Amal - also claimed it was "irresponsible" when Meghan's father, Thomas Markle, made public a letter the duchess had sent to him last summer.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

He said: "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."

Despite previous reports of his close relationship with the Royal couple, Clooney went on to dismiss suggestions he could be godfather to their unborn child.

"I'm now a father of twins. I've got enough s**t. Literally, literally s**t,” he said.

George also branded the royal wedding as "good news" for the world.

"They are just so happy,” he said. “They are happy and in love and we need good news in the world."