A New Documentary Unearths Prince Charles’ Correspondence With Notorious Pedophile Jimmy Savile
Even with all the plundered riches of the word at their disposal, The Royal Family can’t seem to buy an inch of good press. Mostly, it seems, because they are so out of touch with the modern world, that the last time they tried to buy some good publicity, they spent their plundered riches on a state visit to the lands from which those very riches had been plundered. THE QUEEN’S big Platinum Jubilee is going to require some extra spit polish and elbow grease if it has any chance of outshining the scandals of the past few years. And the hits just keep coming. According to People, a new documentary about Britain’s most notorious pedophile, long-time BBC presenter and current sack of bones Jimmy Savile, has uncovered years of correspondence between him and Prince Charles. I know you probably thought I was gonna say the other one, but Prince Andrew is obviously too dumb to ask for help. But apparently, Charles frequently asked Jimmy for advice on crisis management and ways to modernize The Firm. He also asked Jimmy if he could talk some sense into one of his most embarrassing family members, Sarah Ferguson. *Spoiler Alert* It didn’t work.
Jimmy, who really put the VILE in Savile, died in 2011. People reports that “following his death, 450 people came forward to allege abuse by Savile,” but his years of sexually abusing children were not (publicly) known during the time Charles corresponded with him. Jimmy was knighted by Margaret Thatcher in 1990 and escaped being stripped of his title, like Harvey Weinstein and Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe, by dying before he got caught.
The close relationship between Prince Charles and disgraced BBC presenter Jimmy Savile, who was publicly exposed as a pedophile following his 2011 death, is being examined due to a new Netflix documentary that uncovered letters between the pair.
The first of the letters, dated Jan. 14, 1987, was a handwritten note from Prince Charles.
“Perhaps I am wrong, but you are the bloke who knows what’s going on,” the heir wrote. “What I really need is a list of suggestions from you. I so want to get to parts of the country that others don’t get to reach.”
Prince Charles inquired in 1989 for suggestions on “useful morale-boosting visits etc to worthwhile groups, places, projects and so on that don’t get enough attention.”
Savile appeared to take on a role as an unofficial advisor to Prince Charles, according to Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story. According to The Times, letters obtained by the filmmakers written between 1986 to 2006 showed Queen Elizabeth’s son sought advice from the radio and TV personality — ranging from asking him to meet with his sister-in-law Sarah Ferguson (“I feel she could do with some of your straightforward common sense!”) to Savile crafting a media relations handbook that Charles said was shown to the Queen and Prince Philip.
One particular incident Charles sought advice on was the time Andrew gave the world a sneak peek of the incredible media training skills he displayed during his BBC1 Interview about Virginia Giuffre’s allegations against him.
Charles also reached out seeking guidance on how to deal with specific incidents, such as when Prince Andrew made insensitive comments regarding the 1988 Lockerbie disaster, a terrorist plane bombing that killed everyone aboard, and 11 people on the ground. During a visit to the Scottish town just days after the tragedy, Prince Andrew said, “I suppose statistically something like this has got to happen at some stage . . . Of course, it only affects the community in a very small way.”
Damn, Andrew didn’t even have the sense of Vanessa Hudgens to put down his blunt and say “I don’t know, maybe I shouldn’t be doing this right now?” What a nob. Andrew sure did pick the wrong pedophile to befriend! People adds:
“It reignited a discussion about how the royal family should respond to disasters,” the documentary’s director Rowan Deacon said, according to The Times. “Jimmy Savile wrote this dossier, quite an in-depth document of advice, on how the Queen should behave and how members of the royal family should not be in competition with each other.”
Well, if anyone ever asks Charles about his relationship with Jimmy, at least he can confidently and honestly say that not a single member of The Royal Family ever took his advice.
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