He drew a picture of an unhappy little boy
desperately trying to dry his mother's tears. But by the time of her death Diana had moved on and no
longer resented Camilla. Many of her friends
reported that she had forgiven Charles and hoped
that he and Camilla would be happy.
Now almost eight more years have passed.
Diana's boys have grown up and realised that their
father needs a companion as he shoulders the
heavy burdens of monarchy.
William is reported to have told his father that
he approves of his relationship with Camilla.
“Whatever makes you happy,” he allegedly said.
Harry, meanwhile, has been anxious that no-one
should try to take his mother's place. Camilla has
always scrupulously avoided doing that. She has
never interfered in the lives of Charles' sons,
offered them advice or tried in any way to “mother” them. But the fact that she has taken Diana’s place at his father's side has not exactly delighted Harry, according to several royal sources. Still, he has
learnt to accept her, and last summer was even
seen kissing her goodbye at the end of a polo
match in Gloucestershire.
There was even speculation that William
and Harry could become their father's best men, or
supporters, as they are known at royal weddings.