Charles and His Boys on Holiday

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Britain's Prince Charles and his sons, William and Harry, began their first joint visit to North America since the death of Princess Diana. The chartered jet carrying Charles and Harry touched down at Vancouver's airport under threatening skies Monday evening. The royal party headed quickly to a hotel, but first greeted a waiting crowd -- and Harry, 13, accepted several red roses from young girls. William flew to Canada on a separate commercial flight. (He is not allowed to use the same aircraft as his father because he is second behind Charles as heir to the British throne).

A British motoring organization insisted Monday that it had no plans to use Princess Diana in a seat belt campaign that critics charged was tasteless and insensitive. Politicians, police and safety organizations had condemned a reported plan by the Royal Automobile Club for a campaign claiming the princess could have survived the Aug. 31 Paris car crash if she had been wearing a rear seat belt. On the other hand, margarine tubs bearing Diana's official logo went on sale Monday -- provoking complaints about commercialism, even though the money will go to charity.