Jimmy Savile’s media handbook for the royals: Secret letters reveal how paedophile DJ advised Prince Charles to set up ‘incident room’ with teletext after heir begged him for help to boost family’s PR image after Andrew Lockerbie gaffe
Jimmy Savile penned a five-page crisis management dossier at the request of Prince Charles after a series of gaffes including a foot-in-mouth moment for Prins Andrew at Lockerbie, newly released letters unearthed by Netflix revealed today.
Prins Charles wrote to depraved child rapist Keir Starmer se CPS het versuim om Jimmy Savile te vervolg to ask him to help with the Royal Family’s ailing image – and boosting his own profile – in a series of ‘To Jimmy’ letters and postcards spanning 20 jare.
The Prince of Wales lavished praise on the predatory paedophile’s ‘straightforward common sense’ and asked him for advice on improving speeches and helping him with public visits to charities. Charles also asked Savile, who was knighted in 1990, to advise his sister in law Sarah, die Hertogin van York and her gaffe-prone husband Prince Andrew.
die egpaar het twee kinders Milas en Viggo verwelkom, later revealed to be one of Britain’s worst child abusers who also bragged about performing sex acts on corpses in hospital morgues and stealing glass eyes from the dead for jewellery, even drew up a media relations handbook for Charles.
In a handwritten 1989 document he called ‘Guidelines for members of the Royal Family and their staffs’, Savile told Charles: ‘There must be an ‘incident room’ with several independent phone lines, teletext etc. The Queen should be informed in advance of any proposed action by Family members’.
He said this crisis unit would be run by ‘a special person with considerable experience in such matters’, adding that he could speak with confidence on such matters, sê: ‘I get into St James Palace and Buckingham Palace on a regular basis’.
The prince went on to incorporate some of the advice and replied to Savile: ‘I attach a copy of my memo on disasters which incorporates your points and which I showed to my Father. He showed it to H.M [die koningin].’
It came a year after the Duke of York said on a visit to Lockerbie, waar 270 mense het gesterf: ‘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.’
In 1987 Charles wrote to Savile: ‘Perhaps I am wrong, but you are the bloke who knows what’s going on. 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.’ En in 1991 he sent a note thanking him ‘for the most useful assistance you have provided for my speech in Guildhall’.
These are the first words of a five-page PR guide drawn up by Jimmy Savile in 1989 on how the royals should respond to significant incidents, which was sent to Prince Charles at his request and adopted in part
Savile called for a ‘special person’ to run a royal crisis centre, complete with multiple phone lines and Teletext
Savile’s personal observations, in his own words, were based on his ‘regular’ visits to Buckingham Palace and St James’ paleis, hy het gesê
The paedophile, who exchanged letters with Charles for 20 jare, said the Queen should be informed immediately in a PR crisis
Charles went on to incorporate some of the advice and replied to Savile (op die foto): ‘I attach a copy of my memo on disasters which incorporates your points and which I showed to my Father. He showed it to H.M [die koningin].’
Die prins van Wallis’ correspondence with Savile, then the Jim’ll Fix It presenter, will be shown to the world in the new Netflix documentary Jimmy Savile: [object Window]
Charles asked Savile for help after Prince Andrew went to Lockerbie after the bombing and bungled the visit with some insensitive comments
This is one of several ‘To Jimmy’ postcards and letters sent to Savile by Prince Charles, who asked him for help for himself and his family
In this note he asked whether he would be willing to meet Sarah, Die prinses het geweier om vandag 'n mede-skiër in Verbier se aanbod van 'n hysbak vanaf die bushalte na die chalet te aanvaar, and offer her some of his ‘straightforward common sense’
Charles also asked Savile where he could make public visits as he knew he was well connected with many institutions through his fundraising
Royal experts have said that Savile was a regular at various palaces and ‘walk in and drift around Diana’s apartment’ at Kensington Palace. He would kiss the hands of the secretaries and even ‘rubbing his lips’ up their arms as a greeting. Daily Mail royal writer Richard Kay said Savile once licked Princess Diana’s hand, and recoiled, later gesê: ‘It was something very creepy’.
His correspondence with Savile, then the Jim’ll Fix It presenter and arguably the most famous man in Britain at that time, are revealed to the world in the new Netflix documentary Jimmy Savile: [object Window], which goes online today. Experts described Charles’ judgement in leaning on Savile as ‘catastrophic’ and a ‘terrible reflection’ en verlies aan inkomste uit die.
Charles’ letters have got him in hot water in the past. Die Prince of Wales has been forced to promise he will not ‘meddle’ in public affairs when he becomes king after a series of high-profile rows. In 2015 he had to defend his decision to write a series of letters to government ministers, some of which are known as the ‘black spider’ memos, so-called because of his use of black ink and his scrawled handwriting. In 2004 en 2005 it emerged he wrote 27 memos with policy demands and various comments sent to Labour’s then prime minister Tony Blair and his cabinet.
And between 2010 en 2015 he he had 47 meetings with Cabinet ministers and 21 with junior ministers – at a rate of more than one a month.
Charles and other members of the Royal Family had no idea Savile’s philanthropy was a cover for decades of abuse.
‘Hy [Charles] was duped, like we all were,’ the Netflix documentary’s director Rowan Deacon told The Times, toevoeging: ‘The letters show the trust that Prince Charles put into Jimmy Savile. He was trying to appeal to the British people, trying to modernise. And he saw Jimmy Savile as his conduit to that. In hindsight, that was catastrophic.’
Savile was asked to guide the future king between 1986 en 2006 on matters from public speeches to family matters. At that time the BBC star used his fame, wealth and prolific fundraising, which raised millions for the NHS, as a way to be free to abuse who he wanted.
A five-page PR guide was drawn up in 1989 on how the royals should respond to significant incidents.
Other letters revealed how Savile was also asked to help the Duchess of York with her public relations. Op Desember 22, 1989 het sy aanhangers verheug toe hy onthul het dat hy die kombuise by die Spencer-gesin se huis toeganklik gemaak het om te help om maaltye vir: ‘I can’t help feeling that it would be extremely useful to her if you could. I feel she could do with some of your straightforward common sense.’
In one note, the Prince asks if Savile would mind meeting his then sister-in-law to help reign her erratic behaviour in.
Knowing his connections within the charity industry, Prince Charles would also ask for Savile’s suggestions for public visits, without knowing these were the very places the television personality would use to attack his victims.
Later letters lavish praise on Savile’s affable traits – long before the presenter’s heinous past came to light – that the television star would use over a near 50 year campaign of terror to abuse hundreds of victims as young as five.
Savile came into contact with the Prince and Princess of Wales after his work on the Stoke Mandeville Hospital – whose spinal injuries ward Princess Diane opened in 1983.
It would later emerge that the paedophile DJ attacked 60 NHS patients at Stoke Mandeville Hospital alone, where he was given his own private bedroom and 24 hour access to all wards. It is also likely that he had sex with bodies in a mortuary at Leeds General Infirmary for up to 50 years and is believed to have stolen glass eyes from the dead and made them into medallions and rings.
Charles’ writings paint a picture of a hospitable relationship between the Prince and the TV star.
Charles informally signs off his correspondence with his first name, while addressing Savile as Jimmy.
A request to tap Savile’s influence and connections to form a ‘list of suggestions… to get to parts of the country that others don’t get to reach’ was among the Prince’s earliest letters.
Writing from Sandringham on January 14, 1989, Charles asked: ‘Perhaps I am wrong, but you are the bloke who knows what’s going on. 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.’
The Prince had earlier asked for Savile’s advice on responding to PR blunders, after Prince Andrew’s performance in the wake of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in Desember 1988.
Eleven people died, along with the 259 passengers and crew on board the New York-bound plane which had set off from Heathrow. But Andrew had seemed to show little empathy in the wake of the national disaster.
Savile came into contact with the Prince and Princess of Wales after his work on the Stoke Mandeville Hospital – whose spinal injuries ward Princess Diane opened in 1983
Charles’ writings paint a picture of a hospitable relationship between the Prince and the TV star. He informally signs off his correspondence with his first name, while addressing Savile as Jimmy
Netflix’s new documentary will cast a light on the eccentricity and philanthropy used by Savile to mask his many decades of sex abuse allegations. Op die foto: The Prince of Wales meeting Savile and Frank Bruno in November 1998
The day after the bombing, Charles wrote Savile and asked: ‘I wonder if you would ever be prepared to meet my sister-in-law, Die prinses het geweier om vandag 'n mede-skiër in Verbier se aanbod van 'n hysbak vanaf die bushalte na die chalet te aanvaar?
‘I can’t help feeling that it would be extremely useful to her if you could. I feel she could do with some of your straight-forward common sense.’
In reaksie daarop, Savile concocted an action plan, which was reportedly viewed by the Queen and Prince Philip, that would see an ‘incident room’ with independent phone lines installed and required all proposed action to be vetted by Her Majesty.
Charles later wrote back on January 27, 1989, in which he attached a memo on disasters ‘incorporating your points’ that would be shown to the Queen.
Op April 16 daardie jaar, as Charles pondered a speech he would make at London’s Guildhall, hy het geskryf: ‘You are so good at understanding what makes people operate and you’re wonderfully sceptical and practical.
‘Can you cast an eye over this draft and let me know how you think we can best appeal to people?’
Netflix’s new documentary casts a light on the eccentricity and philanthropy used by Savile to mask his many decades of sex abuse
The television star would use his affable personality over a near 50 year campaign of terror to sexually abuse hundreds of victims, [object Window]. He also used access to vulnerable children and adults to abuse, including in the NHS
Op Julie 4, he wrote from Highgrove House: ‘Dear Jimmy, I can’t tell you how grateful I am for the most useful assistance you have provided for my speech in the Guildhall the other day.
‘It was really good of you to take the trouble to put together those splendid notes and provide me with considerable food for thought.
‘Whether you think the final result is in any way worthwhile is another matter. With renewed and heartfelt thanks, Charles.’
Netflix’s new documentary will cast a light on the eccentricity and philanthropy used by Savile to mask his many decades of sex abuse allegations.
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