Prince William and Duchess Kate: Does Beijing Know Who They Are?

Not all of Beijing is ready to say "Ni hao" to Prince William

ByABC News
February 27, 2015, 5:46 PM

— -- China is getting ready to roll out the royal treatment for the United Kingdom’s Prince William this Sunday, but it looks like not everyone in Beijing knows who the guest of honor is.

ABC News’ Bob Woodruff took to the streets of Beijing to see how many people could identify the future king of England and his future queen, Duchess Kate.

Turns out about half them could identify the famous royal. Out of 16 people interviewed, just seven recognized the famous Will and Kate.

There could be one good reason for the lapse in recognition: British royals haven’t visited the country in nearly 30 years, since Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth visited.