Twin five-year-olds in China have been guaranteed a "dream-come-true" visit to Buckingham Palace this summer, following in the footsteps of their favorite British animated character Peppa Pig.
Britain's Ambassador to China Barbara Woodward receives gifts from Peppa Pig fans Mi Ai and Mi Ni during afternoon tea at the British Embassy in Beijing on Monday, January 21, 2019. The twins' mother had helped the girls to post a video on Weibo sharing their wish to visit Buckingham Palace. (Photo: IC)
The mother of the twin sisters Mi Ai and Mi Ni helped them to post a video for the Queen on the social media platform Weibo in which the girls shared their wish to visit the back garden of the Queen's palace, following in the footsteps of Peppa Pig and her friends. They also said they would continue to study hard and help their mom with the housework.
Peppa Pig fan Mi Ai and Mi pose with the British Ambassador to China Barbara Woodward and the Peppa Pig paintings they made during afternoon tea at the British Embassy in Beijing on Monday, January 21, 2019. (Photo: IC)
The video soon went viral in China. Britain's Ambassador to China Dame Barbara Woodward replied to the kids on January 11 promising to help them to realize their dream. The ambassador invited them to visit her house in Beijing so they could have tea and scones and talk about how to make their dream come true.
Peppa Pig fans Mi Ai and Mi Ni make paintings during afternoon tea with the British Ambassador to China Barbara Woodward at the British Embassy in Beijing on Monday, January 21, 2019. (Photo: IC)
At the afternoon tea, which took place on Monday, the British Embassy announced their plan to team up with China's video platform Youku to help the twins, along with other children in China, to travel to Britain this summer.