The royal family experienced quite a few shocking scandals, especially in the 90s, when Sarah Ferguson and Princess Diana departed from the royal family. But nothing was as scandalous as what the media called ‘Camillagate.’
‘Camillagate’ or ‘tampongate’
Princes Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles were romantically involved during the 70s, but after the breaking up, they ended married to other people. But their marriages didn’t stop them to have an affair that went on to the 90s. They had very explicit phone conversations with each, and one of those called was recorded on tape and the whole world could hear it. Those conversions were called ‘’tampongate’’ because Charles was telling Camilla how he would like to be her tampon.
“Oh God. I’ll just live inside your trousers or something. It would be much easier!” To which she responds, “What are you going to turn into, a pair of knickers? Oh, you’re going to come back as a pair of knickers. He then tells her, “Or, God forbid, a Tampax. Just my luck!”
Princess Diana’s comment
That conversation happened in 1989, but it was released in January 1993, not long after Diana and Charles split up. Ken Warfe, Diana’s personal protection officer, said that Diana commented on the conversation as said it was ‘’sick.’’ “She told me that she had been genuinely shocked by some of the baser comments, particular the Prince’s tampon reference. ‘It’s just sick,’ she said repeatedly,” Warfe claimed in his book Guarding Diana: Protecting The Princess Around The World.
During that time, the conversation was so scandalous that his reputation and his claim to the throne were in enormous danger. But, today, hardly someone even remembers that scandal, and Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles are still happily married.
Source: Cheat Sheet