BBC Three Tweets throws a little shade across the Atlantic with these two images - left are the throngs at Donald Trump's 2017 inauguration in front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, and right is the crowd that lined the road leading up to Windsor Castle waiting for the newlyweds, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Gritting the teeth over sandy celebration

"Thank you for sharing your fireworks on Takapuna Beach at 4am on Saturday," writes Helen of Takapuna. "My dog was disturbed and I expect the tui in the pohutukawa above were surprised too. I thought of aiming the garden hose at you but was afraid you might come after me. I guess this is the price of living next to a beach ... "

Inspired by the royal wedding...

Video pick

Freddie Mercury's biopic Bohemian Rhapsody covers the rise of Queen from 1970 to 1985. It's not out until November, but here's a taste...


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