Britain's Prince William girlfriend parked her new Audi in a police bay when she drove to Kensington in West London for a spot of shopping earlier this week.
"Kate Middleton was told she couldn't park there. "She rather sheepishly got back into her car and drove off." a source said.
Meanwhile, it has been claimed that Kate and William have been forced to postpone their wedding until June 2012 because Middleton's brother James works for a get-rich-quick investment firm that is now under investigation for illegal deals.
"The last thing the royal family wants is to have Wills' future brother-in-law arrested during the wedding festivities," a source said.
"By 2012 the investigation should be over, and James Middleton will have been cleared, or not. Kate is very upset about the delay. It just gets worse and worse for her. She's been waiting seven years to marry Wills – and now she thinks the royals are just looking for any excuse to freeze her out." added the source.