LATEST: DIANA, Princess Of Wales' former butler Paul Burrell has vowed to stay away from the tragic British royal's memorial unveiling next month (JUL04) - because he doesn't want to steal the attention from her sons.

Burrell - who was blasted by Prince William and Prince Harry after he published his controversial memoirs A ROYAL DUTY last year (03) - was due to attend the ceremony in London's Hyde Park to watch the uncovering of a new fountain in dedication to the tragic princess.

However, the controversial servant is determined not to allow the event be overshadowed by his presence - so he's pulled out.

He says, "It is becoming uncomfortably clear that the day could focus on how William and Harry react to me.

"So after much soul-searching and with a heavy heart I have reluctantly decided to withdraw in their interests."

02/06/2004 09:22