THE PRINCESS OF WALES FLEW off to Barbuda last week and, for the brief duration of a winter break, left behind her sons William and Harry, her estranged husband Charles, his mistress Camilla Parker-Bowles--and the stormy issue of royal divorce. In the Caribbean, perhaps, she set her sights on the "clarity" she recently told a TV audience she so desperately wants.

Clarity is the goal of everyone involved in the war of the Windsors. But clear-sightedness is trammeled up in the net of Britain's constitution. Back-room negotiations are now taking place between palace and Parliament. Will there be a King William...

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