Internet trolls President Trump about crowd size in royal wedding tweet

Lauren Tuck
News Editor
The view along the Long Walk as spectators gather ahead of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle on May 19. (Photo: Yui Mok- WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Officials anticipated a crowd of around 100,000 would gather for the royal wedding — and by the looks of it, the actual numbers are yuge.

People from all around the world descended on Windsor on Saturday to celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials. While a lucky few members of the public actually scored an invitation to St. George’s Chapel, most stood behind barricades set up along a walkway known as the Long Walk. The street is approximately 2.6 miles long, running from the castle’s gates to the edge of the grounds, and royal fans lined up waiting to catch a glimpse of the bride and groom.

When aerial shots of the road were released, Twitter couldn’t help but compare how many individuals showed up to watch a wedding, with the crowd at President Trump’s inauguration.

@BBCThree was seemingly the first to crack the joke, when the handle tweeted out two shots comparing the crowds.

The side-by-side perspective was similar to what appeared in tweets that angered Trump back in 2017, comparing his inauguration turnout with former President Barack Obama’s.

The National Mall in Washington, D.C., which runs between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial, is 1.9 miles long.

In January 2017, then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer claimed that the event had “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.” This came after Trump claimed the media had reported the wrong number of people in attendance. 

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