Mourning Diana

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Princess Diana's sons, in Scotland at Balmoral Castle on the eve of the anniversary of her death, spent Sunday in private with their father, far from the strangers who brought bouquets by the hundreds to the gates of her London palace. The boys were at Balmoral last year when they learned that Diana had been killed in a car crash in Paris. The royal family traditionally spends August in the Scottish Highlands. In London, admirers of Diana again brought flowers to her old home at Kensington Palace, a fragrant echo of the mourning and the weeklong vigil that followed her death exactly one year ago today.

Elton John, whose adaptation of his own song "Candle in the Wind" in memory of Princess Diana reduced her sons to tears at her funeral, has criticized her family's decision to bury her on a tiny island far from her sons and adoring public "as if she's all alone again." Said the rock star in an interview with Britain's Sunday Telegraph: "It's none of my business but, if I was going to bury her anywhere, I would have liked it to have been in Westminster Abbey so that people could come in and they wouldn't have to pay to see her."

While the British nation mourns today, Charles' mistress, Camilla Parker-Bowles, is said to be in Corfu, Greece, where she arrived with her daughter Laura, 20, as guests of Lord Rothschild at his peninsula property opposite the Albanian coast in St. Stefano, according to the Daily Mail.