Hollywood stars band together to defend Meghan and Harry

Ellen Degeneres has called the couple the most 'compassionate' people. Photo: Getty Images

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry certainly have friends in high places because some of Hollywood’s biggest names have come out in their defence.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were caught up in a storm over the weekend, when they came under fire from Labour MP Teresa Pearce, after jetting to the south of France just two-days after flying to Ibiza.

She claimed the royals needed to "lead by example" on environmental issues instead of taking environmentally damaging flights.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have friends in high places. Photo: Getty Images

Now, Ellen Degeneres has spoken out in the couple’s defence, saying they are the most ‘compassionate’ and ‘down-to-earth’ people she’s met.

"Portia and I met Prince Harry and Meghan in England to talk about their work on wildlife conservation,” Ellen started her Tweet.

“They were the most down-to-earth, compassionate people. Imagine being attacked for everything you do, when all you're trying to do is make the world better.”

Elton John speaks out over Meghan and Harry hate

The 61-year-old’s support comes after Sir Elton John also defended the couple - who have three-month-old son Archie together - as he said it was his home in Nice, France, they were travelling to, and claimed he provided them with the jet, which he insisted was made carbon neutral.

In a series of tweets, he wrote: "I am deeply distressed by today's distorted and malicious account in the press surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's private stay at my home in Nice last week.

"After a hectic year continuing their hard work and dedication to charity, David and I wanted the young family to have a private holiday inside the safety and tranquility of our home. To maintain a high level of much-needed protection, we provided them with a private jet flight.

Elton John has come to the Sussexes defence. Photo: Getty Images

"To support Prince Harry's commitment to the environment, we ensured their flight was carbon neutral, by making the appropriate contribution to Carbon FootprintTM.”

Reporting by Bang Showbiz

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