Royal Wedding: Bishop Michael Curry, "Ave Maria" Win on Twitter
Globally, #RoyalWedding was used in 3.4 million tweets, while a moment of Prince Harry biting his lip was among one of the most retweeted posts.
The Twitter data is in and the social media users of the world have spoken: Bishop Michael Curry's sermon and Sheku Kanneh-Mason's performance of the "Ave Maria" on cello were the most tweeted-about moments of the royal wedding.
With 40,000 and 28,000 tweets per minute, respectively, the bishop and musician were surprise stars at the nuptials of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. The other standout moment from the wedding on the social platform was the announcement of Prince Harry and Markle as husband and wife, which generated 27,000 tweets a minute.
The most mentioned inviduals on the #RoyalWedding hashtag were, in order: Markle, Harry, David Beckham, Victoria Beckham, Oprah Winfrey, Princess Diana, Amal Clooney, Idris Elba, Serena Williams and Prince William. The Beckhams, Winfrey, the Clooneys, Elba and Williams were all in attendance at the ceremony, in addition to other Hollywood stars.
The most tweeted emoji included the smiling face with heart-shaped eyes, face with tears of joy, loudly crying face, a heart, a British flag, a ring and a crown. In all, the #RoyalWedding tag was used in 3.4 million tweets globally.
Check out a global heat map for the hashtag at this link and see the most retweeted tweets below.