Kate Busted Driving While Yakking

Nabbed chatting on cell on country road
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Oct 14, 2008 6:00 AM CDT
Kate Middleton arrives last month at a fund raising event to help the Children's Hospital in Oxford, England, organized by Middleton in memory of a friend who died from bone cancer.   (AP Photo/Johnny Green/PA)
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(Newser) – Royal and apparently naughty girlfriend Kate Middleton was snapped by a photographer happily chatting on her cell phone while driving, in defiance of Britain's strict ban on using the devices behind the wheel, reports the Sun. Prince William's 26-year-old gal pal was deep in conversation as she tooled along a country road in her Audi A3. Had a copper instead of  photog spotted Kate, she could have been slapped with a $120 fine.

"Using a mobile phone while driving is extremely dangerous and has cost numerous lives," grumbled a British official.