But even at his lowest, says William Shawcross, he never went on the offensive. “He was always cautious and he never wanted to answer,” she said Dateline. “He’s never slouched, if you want to say, ‘I must have my day in front of the tabloid press,’ and I think that’s a terrific sign of strength on his part.
His tactic, instead, is to focus on charity (among his pet projects: The National Osteoporosis Society, literacy and prevention of sexual violence) and slowly work his way into the spotlight with Charles .
A year after Diana’s death, she met William and Harry. The following year, they officially became a publicized couple, attending her brother’s birthday party together as 200 photographers clamored to capture the moment.
By 2000, he had overcome his biggest obstacle. After years of refusing to attend the same events as Camilla — even crashing Charles’ 50th birthday in 1998 — the Queen asked to be in the same room as her son’s girlfriend, who -RSVP yes to a celebration for King Constantine in Greece.