The Twitter account for a British television channel trolled President Trump during the royal wedding between Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle on Saturday.
In a cheeky tweet, BBC Three, which targets younger audiences, shared side-by-side birds-eye-view photos of the crowds on the Long Walk outside Windsor Castle and the National Mall on the day of President Trump’s inauguration in January 2017, with the insinuation that the wedding attracted more people.
Crowd size became an odd controversy during the infancy of Trump’s presidency after White House press secretary Sean Spicer claimed a day after the inauguration that Trump had “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.” Trump himself later claimed that more than a million people attended. However, these claims were widely determined to be false, and Spicer later said he regrettedhis claim about the crowd size.
BBC Three’s tweet earned some amused and aghast reactions online as people tuned into the wedding. Tens of thousands of people were expected to converge on Windsor Castle during the day Saturday, according to the Associated Press.
“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling, who is British, also took a cue from BBC, sending a similar tweet with a photo comparison of the wedding crowd and Trump inauguration crowd with the words,” “Love > Hate.