Kate mocked as a gold-digger
Kate Middleton has been mocked as a gold-digger in a promotional video by Chinese tourism officials.
Lookalikes play the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and the Queen in the film by officials in Chengdu city.
The Royal trio are shown trying to take a taxi to the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, after the Queen inists they save money.
Kate lookalike Colette Mularkey screeches: "I just don't understand why we cannot take the royal limo. I didn't marry royalty to schlep around in a taxi."
William lookalike Simon Watkinson protests: "But darling, granny is right. Commoners want to see us tightening our belts."
Hands on her hips, an irate Kate complains: "Rubbish, people want to see that they can be like us if they just work hard".
At this, the Queen's lookalike Amanda Bellamy fixes her with a withering look and scoffs: "Like you did?"
The two-minute online clip was filmed in Greenwich, south-east London, for the Chengdu Association for Cultural Exchange with Foreign Countries.
It paid for a fleet of 50 London black cabs to be painted with pictures of pandas to promote Chengdu, the homeland of the giant panda.
A spokesman for the Chengdu Association insisted that the ad, running on social networking sites, was harmless "fun".