Royal Wedding Breaks Twitter Record

By Ikenga Chronicles May 20, 2018

Royal Wedding Breaks Twitter Record

The marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle has not just gotten the attention of the world but has broken a twitter record.

It has gotten more than three times the number of tweets sent out during his older brother’s wedding, social media monitoring firm Visibrain said on Sunday.

Between 2200 GMT Friday and 2300 GMT Saturday, 6,604,498 tweets were posted worldwide on the royal nuptials, of which 5.2 million bore the hashtag #RoyalWedding, the French firm said.

That compared with 1,821,669 tweets across a similar timeframe for Prince William when he married Kate Middleton back on April 29, 2011 when Twitter, founded in 2006, was in its relative infancy.

The most picked up post was by Lucy Sempey and was retweeted nearly 105,000 times.

It was a photograph of Markle outside Buckingham Palace as a teen with the message: “One day you’re 15 and posing outside Buckingham palace and 22 years later you’re marrying the Prince. Unreal.”