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Lot #128
King Charles III Typed Letter Signed to Jimmy Savile on Large Donation

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TLS signed “As ever, Charles,” one page, 7.25 x 9.25, Kensington Palace letterhead, January 13, 1988. Letter to BBC personality Jimmy Savile, in part: "Many thanks for your letter written before Christmas, which finally reached me on 8th January! I agree, I will arrange for £40,000 by donating it to the League of Friends. I am also all in favour of keeping everything at an arm's length from Cantwell! A million thanks for all your help over this." In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope.

Sir Jimmy Savile was a British television presenter and charity fundraiser who was posthumously revealed to have allegedly sexually abused hundreds of people, including children, over a period of several decades. He also notably held a relationship with Prince Charles, one formed over their shared interest in charity events. It’s purported that Savile acted as an unofficial adviser to Prince Charles, who sought his advice on a number of occasions on how the royal family ought to interact with the public and media. In 2012, following the revelations about Savile's alleged abuse, Clarence House, the official residence of Prince Charles, issued a statement saying that the Prince of Wales had ‘no knowledge’ of Savile's wrongdoing and had not been in contact with him since 1999. In spite of these allegations, Savile was praised in obituaries for his personal qualities and his work raising an estimated £40 million for charities.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #680 - Ended December 06, 2023





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