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Clooney: Be kinder to royal couple

May 10,2019
LOS ANGELES - George Clooney says the media should “be a little kinder’’ to Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, after she gave birth to a baby boy.

Clooney told The Associated Press Tuesday at the Hollywood premiere of his miniseries “Catch 22’’ that the media scrutiny will intensify now that she and Prince Harry are parents. The actor says that the media coverage is part of being members of the royal family.

Yet Clooney says the coverage steps “into a really dark place’’ when they interview people’s parents. He says “the press turned on them” and he thinks people should be kinder because “she’s a young woman who just had a baby.”

Clooney’s wife, Amal, attended the duchess’ baby shower and the Clooneys have vacationed with the royal couple.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan have named their son Archie.

Buckingham Palace says that the baby’s full name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

The palace made the announcement hours after the couple posed with the 2-day-old for the media. He also met his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, for the first time. He is the queen’s eighth great-grandchild and is seventh in line to the British throne.

AP