George Clooney: Meghan Markle is Gonna End Up Like Princess Di!

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If you've been following Meghan Markle's career as the first Duchess of Sussex, then you know her time in the spotlight has been largely defined by conflict.

There's Meghan's feud with Kate Middleton, the neverending hate she receives from her bitter half-sister, and of course, like just about every royal in the modern era, Meghan has been forced to do battle with the British tabloid press.

Meghan Markle Remembers

Now, the Brits might have a leg up on us Yanks in many respects.

For example, their racists just look down their noses at people of color, while ours don red hats and take to the streets in search of violent conflict.

But when it comes to a tabloid industry that functions entirely without scruples and frequently crosses the line between innocuous gossip and life-destroying libel, the Brits have no rival.

Meghan Markle with Her Ring

Part of the problem is that European public figures have little legal recourse, and the press enjoys freedoms that are unheard of elsewhere in the Western world.

In many cases, this leads to lies and misinformation spreading at an alarming rate.

In extreme cases, it leads to incidents like the death of Princess Diana.

Princess Diana Image

Diana was killed while being chased by paparazzi in France, not the UK, but it was British tabloids who turned details of her personal life into a precious commodity.

Now, at least one high-profile friend of Meghan's sees some disturbing parallels between her turmoil and the finals days of Diana.

George Clooney was one of several A-listers to attend Meghan and Harry's wedding back in May, and he's warning the press to back off before tragedy strikes again.

George-Meghan

“They’re just chasing Meghan Markle everywhere, she’s been pursued and vilified,” Clooney told reporters at a press panel while promoting his new Hulu series.

“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 added in apparenty reference to Diana.

The Clooneys are There

As for the rumors that Clooney will be godfather to Meghan and Harry's child, the actor says the press can go ahead and dispose of that rumor post haste.

“Oh yes, I’ll be godfather of the royals apparently,” Clooney joked with reporters before adding an emphatic, “No!”

“I’m a father of twins, I have enough sh– to deal with — literally," he added.

He may have ended with a joke, but there's no mistaking the gravity of George's warning.

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