Holly Willoughby has insisted the scandalous ‘Tampon-gate’ recording between King Charles and Camilla shouldn’t have been included in The Crown.
On Thursday’s episode of This Morning Holly made the comments while speaking to Charles’s former communications secretary Kristina Kyriacou about some of the Royal family scandals that have been recreated in the fifth season of the series.
‘There is a scene in particular and a lot of people feel uncomfortable with it because of the nature of what was being discussed,’ Holly said.
‘It was a phone call that was publicised at the time between Camilla and Charles and it was a private conversation and something none of us ever should have heard.
‘We aren’t going to talk about it and I don’t think any of us should be talking about it. If it was in today’s current guidelines, it was phone hacking and would have been illegal so I think it should be based on that still now.’
She added that to ‘have that put out there again for everybody to witness and see and talk about and be entertained by their private thoughts, it must be painful for the family’.
Kristina said: ‘All of us have had private conversations in our lifetime that we very much hope will remain private and not go to family members or loved ones.
‘It was a very embarrassing moment but they dusted themselves off at the time that phone recording was made public and they (the Royal family) got out and did what they do best, which is public service.’
Last month Dominic West, who plays Charles in this season of The Crown confirmed that the conversation had been recreated for the series.
While he said it was a ‘private conversation’ and that the attention towards it was ‘invasive and disgusting’, doing the scene made him ‘extremely sympathetic towards the two of them and what they’d gone through.’
The Crown is streaming on Netflix. This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.