Warden gives Kate a royal ticking off

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    It just proves that traffic wardens don't care who they target.
    This one is certainly not concerned about an honour after slapping a parking ticket on the car of Prince William's girlfriend Kate Middleton. Miss Middleton, 24, saw the warden issuing a penalty notice for her VW Golf as she left her Chelsea home early today on her way her new job.

    She looked every inch the glamorous girl about town in dog-tooth check mini-skirt, knee-high suede boots and patterned tights - but she could not convince the attendant to stop writing out a ticket.
    After a seemingly heated discussion, her foe handed over the ticket. If Kate pays it within 14 days, her error will cost her £50, otherwise the penalty will rise to £100.
    The warden allowed himself a wry smile after lecturing his latest victim. Perhaps this was his biggest scalp to date. A witness said he believed that she had misunderstood a parking suspension sign. He said: "She really didn't like the fact she was given a ticket. She argued for a bit but then decided it was not worth the hassle."
    As the prince, also 24, and Miss Middleton have become more serious over their three-year relationship, he is said to have urged her to get a job.
    Friends revealed William was worried Kate had not found full-time work since she graduated from St Andrews University in June 2005. She now works four days a week at clothing company Jigsaw's headquarters in Kew, West London, as an assistant buyer for the junior accessories line. Bookies are so sure the pair will announce their engagement this year, they have slashed the odds to 2/1.