The talk show host told her studio audience about the visit on Monday, September 9. "They are so amazing—the cutest couple and so down to earth," DeGeneres said of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. "I hate it—I see them get attacked, and it's not fair. They're just two of the most down-to-earth, compassionate people. They're doing so much good work."
DeGeneres is no doubt referring to the wave of criticism Meghan Markle and Prince Harry received last week for chartering a private jet on their vacation, which some view as contradicting their stance on environmentalism. DeGeneres was one of the first celebrities to come to the couple's defense. "Portia and I met Prince Harry and Meghan in England to talk about their work on wildlife conservation…. Imagine being attacked for everything you do, when all you’re trying to do is make the world better," she wrote on Instagram August 19.
What DeGeneres said on her talk show this week echoes that sentiment. "Portia and I talked to them about all the conservation they're doing for wildlife," she said. "They're 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 all going to do something together."
Then she told the anecdote to end all anecdotes about meeting Archie for the first time. "I can't tell you how sweet they are, but the most important thing is I got to hold little Archie, the baby. I fed Archie. I held Archie."
To be a fly on that wall, am I right? Watch Ellen DeGeneres explain more about what happened in the video, above. Of course, some A+ baby jokes are involved.
Originally Appeared on Glamour