A BBC Twitter account winked at the previous controversy over the size of the crowd at President Trump‘s inauguration compared to the crowd at the royal wedding on Saturday.
“Just saying” a tweet by BBC Three read, including a picture of the crowd outside the wedding at Windsor Castle next to a photo of Trump’s inauguration crowd.
Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle married Saturday, drawing international crowds to the U.K. and television for the event.
Trump disputed media reports about the size of the crowd gathered for his inauguration last year, claiming that the audience was the largest ever.
However, photos indicated that the crowd for former President Obama’s 2009 inauguration was significantly larger.
Then-press secretary Sean Spicer also inaccurately 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.”
Spicer later said he regretted arguing with reporters about the crowd size and poked fun at himself for it.
Fox News host Howard Kurtz writes in his book about the Trump White House that the president made “a rare admission” of regret for having Spicer defend Trump’s claims about the crowd size.