Netflix royal drama “The Crown” will not tackle one of the most infamous incidents surrounding the fractious split between Prince Charles and Princess Diana – the Prince leaked phone call to Camilla Parker-Bowles— will not be featured on the show.
Actor Josh O’Connor, who plays Prince Charles on the show, revealed in an interview with EW Live, “When they offered me the role, one of my first questions was — I say questions; I think it was pretty much a statement — ‘We are not doing the tampon phone call’.
O’Connor is pointing towards the notorious leaked talk between the married Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles (played in the show by Emerald Fennell).
While the British publications called the incident “Camillagate” and “Tampongate,” O’Connor explained why that particular conversation won’t be part of the fourth season of “The Crown”, which will stress on the relationship between Charles and Diana (Emma Corrin).
“Pre-‘The Crown’ I had made many independent films, many television shows where there was a lot of nudity and a lot of slightly dodgy characters and this was my one chance for my parents to see something with no shame,” O’Connor said. “There’s no way I was going to scuff on that by talking about tampons on Netflix. So that was like out.”
“Unfortunately all the fans of ‘Tampongate’ will be very disappointed,” said O’Connor.
Netflix has yet to announce a premiere date for the upcoming season of “The Crown”.