Apparently, there's no diplomatic way to avoid a parking ticket.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was slapped with the unpleasant citation after a brave British traffic cop noticed that her car was parked illegally outside an award ceremony she was attending Friday, according to the Daily Mail.
The fearless Westminster City Council traffic warden reportedly noticed that the silver Mercedes Clinton arrived in was parked in a metered area on St. James's Square that costs £3.30 ($5.27) per hour. The car reportedly had not paid the meter, according to the Mail.
At least five of the former First Lady's security staffers jumped out of their nearby car to protest the ticket, witnesses said, with at least one of the beefy bodyguards angrily waving his arms around and frantically flashing his security badge.
The cop nevertheless calmly finished writing the notice, an action his superiors readily backed up.
"The former U.S. secretary of state was parked for nearly 45 minutes without paying. I'm sure she will understand that we have to be fair to everyone, regardless of their status on the world stage, Councilor Daniel Astaire, Westminster City Council Cabinet member for business, told the Mail.
"Despite our traffic marshal being questioned by the secret service for just doing his job, he was in the right," he added.
The ticket came with an £80 ($128) fine but could be reduced to £40 ($64) if it's paid within two weeks.
A Clinton representative wasn't immediately available to comment.
The former First Lady had been attending an award ceremony at Chatham House to pick up a prize related to her contributions to international diplomacy.