Amal Clooney looks after her friends. Past month she took care of the Duchess of Sussex’s travel arrangements. Amal Clooney hired a private jet to fly Meghan Markle home from her baby shower in New York. She hopped aboard too, with her twins, Ella and Alexander.
After Meghan Markle landed at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire.
MailOnline can reveal the Gulfstream G450 private jet is owned by a US company with the same name as one registered to the same Los Angeles address as two of George Clooney’s film companies, and all three appear to have the same agent.
The Clooneys were at Meghan’s wedding and have hosted her and Prince Harry at their home in Lake Como. Amal and Meghan have a lot in common — both are proud feminists and have been flung into the spotlight since meeting their high-profile husbands — both faced a public backlash for it, too. George Clooney and Prince Harry were the world’s most eligible bachelors and their wives have faced flack for taking them off the market.
Meghan and Amal were introduced by their husbands, who met at a private charity event in the UK and have become close friends. “When he started getting serious with Meghan, Harry introduced her to George and Amal, and the couple quickly started hanging out regularly,” says a Kensington Palace source. “It was a natural friendship from day one,” says another insider. When Markle moved across the pond, Amal Clooney helped her settle into London life and introduced her to her hairstylist, Miguel Martin-Perez.
The pair have a similar style. Both are fans of shoes by designer Sarah Flint and Amal wore a yellow Stella McCartney dress to the royal wedding last May — the designer of Meghan’s second gown that day. They were invited to the after party and George brought along his own- brand Casamigos tequila to share around. He is protective of Meghan and has spoken out, defending her against negative press coverage.
And Cindy Crawford too
In October 2018, Amal and Meghan wore both a dress by Safiyaa London
and they have the same Gabriela Hearst bag.
Meanwhile, both women are committed to Pilates — Meghan is a fan of Megaformer classes in London and LA and Clooney practises for 30 minutes a day.
They share a taste for Italian food and wine. Clooney’s go-to drink is Franciacorta and she craved risotto during her pregnancy, while the Duchess named her blog after her favourite red wine — Tignanello Sangiovese. Her dish of choice is courgette Bolognese. She calls it “filthy, sexy pasta”.
It’s not all fashion and food — both women do humanitarian work. Amal specialises in international law and human rights. Meanwhile, Meghan has been a UN advocate since 2015, and both were on Vogue’s list of the 25 most influential women in the UK. They are both also friends with Saudi activist Loujain Al-Hathloul, who was jailed last year for criticising her government and who appeared alongside Meghan in a Vanity Fair shoot in 2016.
George and Amal Clooney with the same private jet on past summer.
Amal’s security guards
Amal’s security guard checking the private jet