FOR years, their relationship has been cordial rather than close. In private, Prince Charles would say of his younger brother Prince Andrew that 'he wants to be me. While for his part Andrew would complain that Charless plans for a slimmed-down monarchy were targeted at him and his family. Now there are signs of an intriguing rapprochement between the siblings - born more than 12 years apart - thanks to the friendship the Duchess of Cornwall has been showing towards Andrews daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie. 'Camilla has made a point of being nice to the two princesses at family events and Andrew is very grateful for that, I am told. However, one problem continues to divide the brothers: the thorny issue of what position the girls should have in royal life. 'Andrew is very stubborn about this, just as he has been about them continuing to have police protection, explains a friend. 'His view is that as the current working members of the family age, Beatrice and Eugenie - who are fifth and sixth in the line of succession - will be required to have roles. Charles is doubtful and supports those who believe the girls need to make their own way in the world. Senior aides are also thought to favour this. 'Recently, the example of Chelsea Clinton was cited to Andrew, it was told.DM