Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made another Hollywood connection. Ellen DeGeneres revealed Monday that she met the Duke and Duchess of Sussex over the summer. It seems they made quite an impression on her. The comedian defended them from tabloid criticism on her show Monday.

“I just hate it. I see them get attacked, and it’s not fair,” she said. “They're just two of the most down-to-earth, compassionate people. They’re doing so much good for the world.”

She posted a tweet with a similar sentiment in August as the two were criticized for taking four private jets in 11 days.

Many believe it’s hypocritical for the two to leave such a big carbon footprint while advocating for saving the environment.

DeGeneres went on to explain that she’ll be working with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on a special project soon.

“Portia and I talked to them about all the conservation they are doing for wildlife. They are doing all this work in Botswana for elephants and I love that, and they like what I’m doing for the gorillas in Rwanda so we’re gonna all do something together,” she revealed.

Harry and Meghan have made it clear that they like working with Hollywood. Earlier this year, it was announced that Prince Harry partner with Oprah Winfrey to make an Apple TV show about mental health. They are also rumored to be looking for a house in either Los Angeles or Malibu, California. 

Additionally, it sounds like Meghan is keeping some Hollywood staffers. She has reportedly hired agent Nick Collins, attorney Rick Genow and business manager Andrew Meyer to handle her children’s book deal. A royal source told Express that this has the royal staff worried.

“As a full-time member of the Royal Family, it would be the expectation for that type of work to be exclusively handled by Palace staff who balance individual desire over what’s right for the wider institution,” the anonymous insider said. “It is clear she is wanting to keep surrounding herself with her Hollywood people. That wasn’t the expectation.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are pictured posing for a photograph following the announcement of their engagement in west London on Nov. 27, 2017. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images