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George Clooney has again spoken out against the media’s 'unjust” and “unkind” coverage of Duchess Meghan

But he adds that the “kind and smart” Duchess doesn’t let the negativity get to her.

Longtime friend of Duchess Meghan, Hollywood actor George Clooney has once again come out in defence the Duchess of Sussex, saying the media's coverage of the mum-to-be seems to be "unjust" and "unkind".
Speaking to Good Morning Britain, the 57-year-old said, "It's a little unfair at times when… I've seen it when the press can turn on you for sort of ridiculous reasons and for almost nothing, and it seemed to me to be a little unjust since she hadn't done anything except happen to live her life.
"She's a really kind and smart and intelligent young woman and they're a really wonderful, loving couple," he continued.
"Most of it you can just shrug off and not pay attention to, but sometimes it's unkind."
"She's a really kind and smart and intelligent young woman," George Clooney has said about his friend Meghan. (Images: Getty)
However the father-of-two is positive that despite the negativity Meghan is receiving, he doesn't believe it's getting the best of her, saying that it's something she would have had to deal with during her career as an actress.
"She was an actress long before this and she's been in the public spotlight for a long time, she's a grown up and knows how to handle [the press] so I think she's absolutely fine.
"She's not a complainer and she takes everything in her stride.
"They're a really lovely couple," he said of Meghan and Prince Harry.
"They're really nice and they're really fun."
George Clooney and his wife Amal, arriving at Meghan and Harry's wedding at St George's Chapel. (Image: Getty)
And this isn't the first time the Suburbicon actor has defended Meghan.
In mid-February he came out in support of the Duchess in response to her father again using the media to attack and criticise his daughter, comparing her treatment to that of her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.
"I do want to say, they're just chasing Meghan Markle everywhere, she's been pursued and vilified," George told Who magazine at the time.
He said he doesn't want to see a case of "history repeating itself," referring to Diana's tragic death following a car chase involving the paparazzi, in Paris 1997.
"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."
George was referring to the heartbreaking letter Meghan sent her father Thomas Markle, begging him to "stop victimising" her through the media.
However it's not just negativity from the press that the heavily pregnant royal has had to deal with, it's also come in the form of social media abuse in the comment sections of the official royal Twitter and Instagram accounts.
The abuse has been so bad, that earlier this month Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and Clarence House have had to create social media guidelines, asking anyone engaging with their social media channels to show courtesy, kindness and respect for all other members of their social media communities.
If people were seen to be in breach of any of the guidelines the Palace said they reserved the right to hide or delete comments made on their social media channels, as well as block users who do not follow these guidelines.
The now heavily pregnant royal has had to deal with an incredible amount of negative press as well as hateful comments from social media trolls. (Image: Getty)
Meghan and Harry are preparing to welcome their first child into the world in just a few weeks, with confirmation last week that the couple would be officially splitting from Prince William and Duchess Kate, to form their own royal court.
In a statement released by Buckingham Palace, it was announced that "this long-planned move will ensure the permanent support arrangements for The Duke and Duchess's work are in place as they start their family and move to their official residence at Frogmore Cottage."
This means the Sussexes will be moving their office out of Kensington Palace, where Prince William and Kate reside, and into Buckingham Palace.
According to Hello! the couple have appointed Sara Lantham as their new head of communications, who is none other than the former senior advisor on Hillary Clinton's 2016 US presidential campaign.
While it's been reported that Meghan's final public engagement was at Commonwealth Day last week, she is thought to still be attending a few private meetings before she puts her feet up for the final month of her pregnancy.