Kate Middleton has been portrayed as a "gold digger" in a new viral video released by the Chinese tourism officials.
The UK based Chengdu Association for Cultural Exchange with Foreign Countries filmed the two-minute video to promote 'Panda Cabs'.
In the video, lookalikes of Kate, Prince William and The Queen herself are seen outside the Buckingham Palace calling out for a taxi. The trio is on their way to attend the diamond jubilee celebrations when the Kate look-alike moans about taking the royal limo rather than waiting for a taxi.
"I just don't understand why we cannot take the royal limo. I didn't marry into royalty to schlep around in a taxi," the Kate look-alike says.
"But darling, granny is right. The commoners want to see us tightening our belts and all that," William lookalike replies.
"Rubbish, people want to see that they can be like us if they just work hard," the Kate look-alike says.
For the above comment, Her Majesty lookalike sarcastically asks," Like you did?"
"Now, now granny, we all know that it was I who fell for Kate," William lookalike defends his wife.
"That's right; I didn't even fancy him at first. Don't you remember? You had to practically beg me for my phone number," the Duchess lookalike then replies.
Finally, William lookalike opts to call Panda cabs and the cabs come to pick them up immediately. Everybody's impressed with the service of the Panda cabs, and the trio is seen greeting fans towards the end of the video.
According to the Daily Mail, the aspect of Kate not having a career of her own is being mocked at in the video. When she met Prince William, the Duchess did not have a job or identity of her own.
The video is meant to be 'harmless fun' according to the spokesman of the Chengdu Association, the Express reported. However, it has invited the wrath of British media and Kate Middleton fans.
"I think this is disgraceful, where is the harmless fun in mocking such lovely people?" a British citizen, Jane Steele, was quoted by the Express.
"Hmm, the same nation that believes dried, ground tiger penis to be a medicine has the right to ridicule our monarchy? Only WE are allowed to ridicule our monarchy! And the Queen deserves more respect than this!" another British citizen, Keith Harrison, told the Daily Mail.
Check out the video below: