The blurred lines of social justice become even hazier when reflecting on men in power. Jefferey Epstein and ex-US President Donald Trump were great friends and their connections were quietly and quickly brushed under the carpet as swiftly as humanly possible after Epstein’s crimes came to light. The friendship between Prince Charles and disgraced paedophile Jimmy Savile, as revealed by the latest Netflix documentary, was hard to wash away.
Savile was one of the most popular British television hosts and known for his hefty contributions to charities. However, behind his eccentric and boisterous facade of being a philanthrope, Savile hid his disgusting and depraved nature as one of the most prolific sexual abusers in the country.
Netflix’s recent documentary Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story decodes harrowing events in the life of this distinguished paedophile, giving an insight into the horrific nature of this sweet-talking sexual predator.
However, in a surprising and rather shocking turn of events, the documentary producers have revealed the close penmanship that Prince Charles and Jimmy Savile shared over letters where the monarch repeatedly asked the man for advice and “suggestions” to improve the public perception of the Royal family. In 1989, Charles sent Savile a letter saying, “Perhaps I am wrong, but you are the bloke who knows what’s going on.”
With Prince Andrew’s insensitive comments about the Lockerbie bombing and various other debacles, the image of the Royal family suffered greatly. Charles sought help from Savile, who was idolised by the British public and asked for help “to get to parts of the country that others don’t get to reach.”
Charles also requested Savile to talk to his sister-in-law, the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, since her unconventional demeanour was causing quite the stir. He told Savile, “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.”
Savile allegedly created a PR handbook for the royals and their staff to follow to keep up their flailing public image. According to director Rowan Deacon, 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.”
Savile has been accused of sexually exploiting and abusing nearly 1000 victims. In the background of the documentary, the narrator talks about how there have been abuse claims in every single place Savile has been to. However, none of the crimes came to light until his death in 2011.
Whether Charles knew about his sexual abuse allegations has not been hinted at in the documentary. However, it seems highly unlikely for the Royal to pay any heed to the same given the history of the royal family, especially Prince Andrew being a close acquaintance of Jeffrey Epstein. Prince Andrew has also been accused of sexually abusing a minor who had been “lent out” to him by the disgusting scum, Epstein.
Watch the Jimmy Savile documentary on Netflix now.