George Clooney is standing up for his friend Meghan Markle.
While promoting his upcoming Hulu series Catch-22, Clooney, 57, slammed the way Meghan, 37, has been treated since joining the royal family and compared her experience to that of the late Princess Diana.
“They're just chasing Meghan Markle everywhere, she's been pursued and vilified,” Clooney told reporters, according to Australia's Who magazine.
“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,” Clooney said，in reference to Princess Diana's fatal car crash in 1997 during which she was being chashed by paparazzi.
On a much lighter note, Clooney, who attended Meghan and Prince Harry's May wedding with wife Amal Clooney, did reveal whether or not he will be the new royal baby's godfather.
“Oh yes, I'll be godfather of the royals apparently,” Clooney told reporters before clarifying he was joking with an emphatic, “No!”
“I'm a father of twins, I have enough sh– to deal with — literally!” Clooney said
Amal, 41, gave birth to daughter Ella and son Alexander in June 2017.
It was announced that Meghan and Prince Harry are expecting their first child in October 2018. The baby is due in Spring 2019.
Clooney isn't the only close friend of Meghan to come to her defense.
After maintaining their silence for nearly two years, five women who form an essential part of Meghan's inner circle have spoken with PEOPLE to “stand up against the global bullying we are seeing and speak the truth about our friend,” says a longtime friend and former costar.