As the Kate left for work, dressed in a check skirt and black woollen jacket, she passed two officers standing outside the door of her Chelsea home. Another two patrolled the street. And a further pair then followed her in a patrol car to the office in Kew, West London, where she works as a buyer for high street fashion chain Jigsaw.
Kate saw a traffic warden issuing a penalty notice for her VW Golf as she left her Chelsea home on her way her new job at Jigsaw. 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 the ticket. After a seemingly heated discussion, her foe handed over the ticket and Kate left in a huff.
William and Kate were joined by Harry and a group of their friends for a night of seasonal jollity at the Embassy nightclub in the West End before going off for Christmas. The gang enjoyed rather more than one drink, according to onlookers. Kate the perfect Royal girlfriend, Kate the potential bride-in-the-making who has been so warmly welcomed into the Royal family, Kate the girl who never puts a foot wrong. Well, Kate managed to get herself pictured getting into the car as she went home at 2.30am while exposing quite significant amounts of fishnet-clad legs.
Although the Middletons did not sit next to the Royals, the ceremony marked the first time their daughter has been William's guest at a high-profile event attended by the Queen. Every other guest was seated as Kate took up her place in the front row accompanied by William's best friend, Thomas van Straubenzee, and two of his godfathers, King Constantine of Greece and Lord Romsey.
Kate Middleton made her first official appearance alongside the Royal Family when she joined the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles at William's passing out parade at Sandhurst. In a scarlet coat and black hat which matched the colours of William's uniform, Kate arrived with her parents, Michael and Carole, and the prince's private secretary, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, just moments before the Windsor party.
Kate and William left Mayfair nightspot Mahiki at 2am after an evening with Tom Parker Bowles and his wife Sara Buys. Kate prompted outrage from animal lovers by wearing what seemed to be a real fur scarf. In March, Kate wore what appeared to be a mink hat at the Cheltenham Gold Cup.