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It didn’t matter that it was early Saturday morning, and it surely didn’t matter what people’s occupations were. If your Twitter timeline on Saturday wasn’t filled with commentary about Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle—aka as the #RoyalWedding—you clearly don’t follow enough people on the social media site.
Sports writers weighed in on the moment. Comedians made jokes. Professional athletes had their say.
It apparently didn’t matter that America was still mourning the Santa Fe shooting or that Donald Trump is still feuding with the FBI or that the LGBTQ community still is facing harassment every day. For a few hours on Saturday morning, the world stopped and watched Harry marry Megan.
And they made their feelings known on Twitter. Here are the 17 best Twitter reactions we found.
I give it six weeks. #royalwedding— Jeff Ross (@realjeffreyross) May 19, 2018
I love when the Queen doesn’t sing “God Save the Queen” and just stands there looking SMUG. Life goals.— Erin Valois (@evalois) May 19, 2018
The Revolutionary War was shorter than this wedding.— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) May 19, 2018
this is some disney shit right here pic.twitter.com/oKMQSo25ZG— ً (@woIfbitch) May 19, 2018
whatever forces conspired - british people, weddings - to get millions of humans on the planet to simultaneously listen to a black preacher in a white ol’ church & ponder the words of MLK on the redemptive power of love & 1 human family...fuck it. i’m in. good job, #royalwedding— Amanda Palmer (@amandapalmer) May 19, 2018
Kudos to the #RoyalWedding for being blacker than the Oscars.— Anand Giridharadas (@AnandWrites) May 19, 2018
BBC amazed at Meghan's ability to walk down the aisle by herself. We have a strange concept of victimhood in Britain.— Harper's Magazine (@Harpers) May 19, 2018
Stay cool, just a few more moments and the heist is complete... pic.twitter.com/Nf9B70oOkk— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) May 19, 2018
Looks like a lovely day in UK for Harry and Meghan’s wedding #royalwedding— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) May 19, 2018
It was hanging right over the plate man https://t.co/nwPmlsIbcV— Luke O'Neil :/ (@lukeoneil47) May 19, 2018
Just seen fellow 2015 Zoo magazine's Britain's coolest man nominee's Tom Hardy, David Beckham and Idris Elba at the wedding of another fellow coolest man nominee, Prince Harry. Yet the winner (me) doesn't get an invite. Reeks of jealousy #royalwedding— Carl Frampton MBE (@RealCFrampton) May 19, 2018
And people adored these subversive headlines.
International human rights lawer Amal Clooney arrived wearing a bright Stella McCartney yellow dress, with her husband alongside https://t.co/uT6lI3C0N2— The Guardian (@guardian) May 19, 2018
As well as this subtweet.
just saying ¯_(ツ)_/¯ pic.twitter.com/1zoOGFKeU3— BBC Three (@bbcthree) May 19, 2018
The BBC is subtweeting the President https://t.co/132Uy7OsHs— DJ Judd (@juddzeez) May 19, 2018
In the end, it was two people getting married, and hundreds of millions of people watched. No matter whether you think the massive coverage of the event was ridiculous or whether the nuptials were the most romantic moment ever, there’s little doubt that there’s nothing finer than a spring wedding to make all your worries disappear for a few hours.
Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.