The Crown plans to represent a notorious 1989 phone call between Charles and Camilla

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The Crown plans to portray the infamous ‘tampongate’ phone call between Charles and Camilla ‘sympathetically as two young lovers’ in next month’s series.

However, Netflix bosses have been lambasted for the ‘crass’ and ‘bad taste’ decision to portray the infamous 1989 conversation that sparked a royal scandal.

The call between then-Prince Charles and Camilla, which was widely described as a ‘tampongate’, was recorded by an amateur radio enthusiast who claimed to have come across the couple’s conversation while moving between audio channels.

During the call, the then-prince discussed his reincarnation as a brand of tampax tampons and told Camilla he wanted to “live in her.”

The audio recording along with a six-minute transcript of the call was sold to a tabloid and published.

It was rebroadcast in 1993 by The People, following the separation of Prince Charles and Diana.

The Crown plans to portray the infamous ‘tampongate’ phone call between Charles and Camilla ‘sympathetically as two young lovers’ in next month’s series. Dominic West and Olivia Williams as Prince Charles and Camilla

Netflix bosses have been lambasted for the 'rude' and 'bad taste' decision to portray the infamous 1989 conversation that sparked a royal scandal

Netflix bosses have been lambasted for the ‘rude’ and ‘bad taste’ decision to portray the infamous 1989 conversation that sparked a royal scandal

During the recorded call, the then-prince brought up his reincarnation as a brand of tampax tampons and told Camilla he wanted

During the recorded call, the then-prince discussed his reincarnation as a brand of tampax tampons and told Camilla he wanted to “live in her.”

The scene will be delivered “with sympathy” in an effort to show the affection between Charles and Camilla, The Telegraph reported.

It will also attempt to create sympathy among viewers for the intrusion into their lives at the time, the newspaper reports.

However, his inclusion in next month’s series was called “rude” and “bad taste” by two of the newspaper’s sources.

Josh O’Connor, who played series three and four of young Prince Charles The Crown, said he would not be filming the infamous phone call.

“When they offered me the role, one of my first questions was – I say questions, I think it was pretty much a statement – ‘We don’t do the tampon phone call,’ he told SiriusXM in 2020.

‘[The Crown] was my only chance for my parents to see something [I’ve acted in] shameless and there was no way I was sabotaging this by talking about tampons on Netflix.

Josh O'Connor, who played series three and four of young Prince Charles The Crown, said he would not be filming the infamous phone call.

Josh O’Connor, who played series three and four of young Prince Charles The Crown, said he would not be filming the infamous phone call.

Dominic West, who portrays Prince Charles in the upcoming series, said he had a change of heart about the conversation, having previously felt it was “sleazy and deeply, deeply embarrassing”.

“Thinking back and playing it, what you’re aware of is that the blame wasn’t on those two people, two lovers, who were having a private conversation,” he said. Weekly entertainment.

‘What is 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.

“I think that made me extremely sympathetic towards them both and what they went through.”

He added that co-star Olivia Williams, who plays Camilla, has sympathy for the Queen Consort – with both actors wanting to “do good” by the couple.

A Netflix spokesperson told The Telegraph that The Crown has always been presented as a drama based on historical events.

The spokesperson added that the fifth series will cover events that have already been widely documented by journalists, biographers and historians.

It comes as Netflix has been criticized for making up royal scenes for The Crown and allegedly changing the Queen’s historic Annus Horribilis speech.

In November 1992, Her Majesty spoke at London’s Guildhall after a number of scandals and just four days after the fire burned part of her home at Windsor Castle.

At the time, she was celebrating her Ruby Jubilee and admitted in her speech that it was not a year “that I will look back on with undiluted pleasure”.

Show: Netflix has been criticized for making up royal scenes for The Crown and is said to have been forced to rewrite the Queen's historic Annus Horribilis speech (Imelda Staunton portrayed in character as the Queen)

Show: Netflix has been criticized for making up royal scenes for The Crown and is said to have been forced to rewrite the Queen’s historic Annus Horribilis speech (Imelda Staunton portrayed in character as the Queen)

She did, however, thank the public for their continued support over the years of her and her husband, Prince Philip.

Queen Elizabeth said: “In the words of one of my friendliest correspondents, he turned out to be an ‘Annus Horribilis’.”

According The sunThe Crown version would have seen Imelda Staunton, who plays the Queen in the hit Netflix series, play a “rewritten” version of the story.

Speech: In November 1992, Her Majesty spoke at the Guildhall in London after a number of scandals and only four days after the fire which burned down part of her home at Windsor Castle.

Speech: In November 1992, Her Majesty spoke at the Guildhall in London after a number of scandals and only four days after the fire which burned down part of her home at Windsor Castle.

The show does not portray the monarch delivering the same lines as her and instead acknowledges “the mistakes of the past”.

A TV insider has claimed Netflix has ‘rewritten history by altering the speech’ Ms Staunton gives on the show.

They said: “Netflix can discuss what may or may not have happened behind closed doors to justify some of their storylines, but they essentially rewrote history by changing the speech.

“It will only add to the feeling that the Crown is taking huge liberties with the truth and unfairly causing untold damage to the reputation of the monarchy.

“It also seems very insensitive given that the Queen only died last month and the nation is trying to rally behind the Royal Family.”

MailOnline has contacted Netflix representatives for comment.

The speech was delivered a few weeks before Prince Charles and Princess Diana announced their separation.

Earlier this week, new photos from the set of The Crown reveal how the controversial Netflix series will show paparazzi photographers on mopeds invading Princess Diana’s car in the moments before the crash that killed her.

History: At the time she was celebrating her Ruby Jubilee and admitted in the speech that it was not a year

History: At the time she was celebrating her Ruby Jubilee and admitted in the speech that it was not a year ‘that I will look back on with undiluted pleasure’

Drama: However, The Crown's version sees Imelda Staunton (pictured), who plays the Queen in the hit Netflix series, play a version

Drama: However, The Crown’s version sees Imelda Staunton (pictured), who plays the Queen in the hit Netflix series, play a ‘rewritten’ version of the story

A TV insider told The Sun:

A TV insider told The Sun: “Netflix can argue about what may or may not have happened behind closed doors to justify some of their storylines, but they basically rewrote history by changing the narrative” ( Imelda Staunton pictured in character)

Footage shows photographers on the back of mopeds as they drive past a Mercedes similar to the one Diana was traveling in when it crashed in the Alma tunnel in Paris in the early hours of 31 August 1997.

They are seen traveling through a tunnel just 100 yards from the one in which Diana was fatally injured.

Paparazzi infamously chased the car driven by drunk driver Henri Paul as it carried Diana and her lover Dodi Al Fayed away from the Ritz hotel in Paris.

Some then took photos as Diana, Dodi and Paul lay badly injured in the wrecked Mercedes after the crash.

The source added:

The source added: ‘It will only add to the feeling that the Crown is taking huge liberties with the truth and is unfairly causing untold damage to the reputation of the monarchy.’ It also seems very insensitive given that the Queen only died last month and the nation is trying to rally behind the Royal Family’ (Imelda Staunton pictured in character)

Netflix had insisted the “exact moment” of the accident would not feature in the controversial drama, but the new footage will put pressure on the streaming platform as it will show how close they come to the moment of the impact.

Speaking to MailOnline, royal biographer Andrew Lownie said the depiction of the minutes before Diana’s death was “in bad taste”, adding that “a bit of sensitivity wouldn’t hurt”.

The fifth series is released on November 9, with the sixth series still being filmed.

It comes after Princess Diana’s friends yesterday slammed Netflix’s “insensitivity” as the first images of the scene emerged.

History: The speech was delivered just weeks before Prince Charles and Princess Diana announced their separation

History: The speech was delivered just weeks before Prince Charles and Princess Diana announced their separation

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