Social media aficionados have taken to their twitter handles to draw comparison between the crowd that attended Saturday’s royal marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump.
The comparison followed a tweet on Saturday by J.K. Rowling, the author of “Harry Potter”, which included a picture of the Windsor wedding crowd and placed it beside a photo of the crowd at Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington, D.C.
Thousands of eager fans flocked to Windsor Castle to witness the royal wedding, while others lined the road to catch a glimpse of the newly married couple that Rowling decided to compare the attendance to that of America’s 2017 presidential inauguration.
Rowling tweeted the image and wrote, “Love > Hate.”
Following Rowling’s tweet, BBC Three mimicked the novelist and tweeted the same comparison photo of the royal wedding crowd and Trump’s inauguration and said, “Just saying :)”
So far, the famous author’s tweet has gained more than 40,000 likes and 8,000 retweets while the BBC Three tweet has gained more than 90,000 likes and 34,000 retweets.
Some Twitter users agreed with Rowling’s tweet, apologizing to the British people for the American president, while others defended Trump.
According to the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, more than 100,000 people visited Windsor for the royal wedding festivities.
For Trump’s inauguration, the current president reportedly had about 300,000 to 600,000 people attending his swearing-in ceremony, according to Vox.
And while Trump may have had more people at his inauguration than attended the royal wedding, it was Barack Obama who made history in his first term after attracting about 1.8 million people to the Mall.
According to the Washington Post, Obama’s inaugural crowd may have been the largest Mall gathering in history.