Crown’s Dominic West recalls recreating that tampon scandal
The crown does not hesitate to tackle even the most scandalous of the controversies of the monarchy.
Before the fifth season, Dominica Westwho will play a young King Charles III (then still Prince Charles) as his marriage to princess diana unfolds, teased how the series will tackle the couple’s infamous 1993 “Camillagate” scandal, in which a leaked audio recording revealed Charles saying he wanted to “live inside” Camilla’s pants, but with his luck, he would reincarnate as his buffer.
“I remember thinking it was something so sordid and deeply, deeply embarrassing [at the time]”West said Weekly entertainment in an article published on October 18. “Thinking back and playing it, what you’re aware of is that the fault wasn’t with these two people, two lovers, having a private conversation. What’s really [clear now] That’s how intrusive and disgusting the press attention was, that they printed it verbatim and you could call a number and listen to the actual tape.”
West went on to say that the re-enactment of the scene with costar Olivia Williamswho will play Camilla in season five, made him “extremely sympathetic towards the two of them and what they had been through”.