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George Clooney compares Meghan's public scrutiny to Princess Diana's: 'We've seen how that ends'

2019-02-13 07:28
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Los Angeles — George Clooney is frustrated by the way the media is treating Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, comparing it to how the media covered Princess Diana.

In an interview with Who while promoting his upcoming Hulu series Catch-22, Clooney first denied rumours that he is going to be a godfather to royal baby Sussex.

"I’m the father of twins, I have enough shit to deal with – literally!"

The 57-year-old - who attended Meghan and Harry's wedding in May 2018 with his wife, Amal - added that the public scrutiny of the former American actress needs to stop.

"She's [Meghan] 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."

Clooney further voiced his frustration, calling out the publication of an alleged letter Meghan wrote her father, Thomas Markle.

"We've seen how that ends. 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."

Diana died in a car crash in Paris, while being pursued by paparazzi in 1997.

Clooney's comments comes after Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, penned an open letter calling for an end to social media abuse.

Fergie emphasised how women are continuously pitted against each other using herself and Princess Diana, as well as Meghan and Kate, as an example.


Duchess Fergie on how the media did the exact same thing with her and Diana that they are doing with Meghan and Kate

Cape Town - If there is anyone who may understand what it feels like to be a royal and under the judgemental eye of the world better, it's Sarah Ferguson. The Duchess of York, who was married to Prince Charles' younger brother Prince Andrew for 10 years, has penned an open letter on the negative effects of social media in support of the #HelloToKindness campaign, launched by British magazine Hello!

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