Williams has a long-standing and well-documented friendship with Markle, with the six-times U.S. Open champion attending her royal wedding past year and, according to numerous media reports, co-hosting her baby shower in NY.
DeGeneres went on to talk about how she "spent the afternoon" with Prince Harry and Meghan.
Jokes aside, the comedian praises the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, exclaiming, "Seriously, they are so incredible".
"This is Meghan's way of being able to get a Hollywood answer to a question if she's not hearing what she wants to from the Palace", the second source said, adding it's "a unsafe precedent to set".
"They're are so incredible, they're the cutest couple and so down to earth". She also said she hates the online criticism they regularly face.
"He weighs 15 pounds - which the exchange rate, I believe, is $17 here", she said.
Markle has reportedly left her 4-month-old baby, Archie Harrison, and husband, Prince Harry, back in the United Kingdom for the two-day trip but is traveling with security, according to The Times newspaper in London. "He looks just like Harry and he had more hair than I did at the time". I felt she could do more on the court.
However, others applauded 60 Minutes" efforts, with one social media user writing: "Someone needs to put her in her place now and tell her she's part of the royal institution and funded by the people, so start "acting' the part you signed up for!"
It is not the first time that Meghan has demonstrated her love for her boys through her jewellery.
A source told the New York Post she flew commercial to New York to quiet critics of the Duchess' private-jet trips. Degeneres tweeted, "Imagine being attacked for everything you do, when all you're trying to do is make the world better". The latest batch of vitriol is being directed at Meghan Markle, who flew to NY supporting BFF Serena Williams in the U.S. Open.
Ellen isn't the only star to come to the royals' defense recently. The duchess paired the dress with a AU$276 cardigan coat also from J.Crew and a necklace from Los Angeles jewellery brand Mini Mini Jewels reportedly featuring "M" and "H" initials, in a sweet nod to her husband Prince Harry.