Sunday, June 14, 2015

How Savile seduced the royals

Staff at St James’s Palace could hear Jimmy Savile approaching long before they saw him. The jangling of his gold chains and a trailing cloud of cigar smoke announced his arrival.

Just as with the psychiatric hospitals and prisons where he preyed on the vulnerable, the serial paedophile also had a licence to roam in the Prince of Wales’s London base.

After inveigling himself into Charles’s life as a mentor and adviser, Savile was granted unprecedented access across all the royal palaces upstairs and downstairs.

The DJ was not just at ease with the Queen’s family, but every bit at home with her servants, too.   (more...)


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