It was one of the 20th century's biggest political scandals on the other side of the pond, but many Americans have never heard of the infamous Profumo Affair. The Crown , however, is doing its part to remedy that—first by showing the Affair's fallout at the end of season two , and in season three , having the Queen's art curator, Anthony Blunt , blackmail Prince Philip with some related artworks. Here's what you should know about the Profumo Affair, and how Prince Philip is tangentially connected to it. Profumo had a five-month affair with Christine Keeler , a sex worker and sometimes model, in Although, according to MI5 documents declassified in , Profumo had a somewhat unfortunate taste in women.
Profumo: a scandal that keeps giving, even after 50 years
What is the Profumo Affair Scandal: How 'The Crown' Shows Prince Philip's Connection
The Trial of Christine Keeler shows that even those of us alive in have much still to learn. Y ou might not think, more than 50 years after it all happened, that there would be much more to say about the Profumo scandal of But you would be wrong, as a fresh generation has been learning this week. And, believe it or not, there is a lot more still to come.
British Secretary of War John Profumo resigns amid sex scandal
Search Search. Menu Sections. W ith a new BBC adaptation to re-examine this true story of sexual relations, lies and espionage, Donal Lynch looks back on the extraordinary life of Christine Keeler, the former model at the centre of the drama.
On June 5, , British Secretary of War John Profumo resigns his post following revelations that he had lied to the House of Commons about his sexual affair with Christine Keeler, an alleged prostitute. John Dennis Profumo was appointed secretary of war by Macmillan in As war minister, he was in charge of overseeing the British army. The post was a junior cabinet position, but Profumo looked a good candidate for future promotion. She was frolicking naked by the Cliveden pool.