“Jimmy, with affectionate greetings from Charles. Give my love to your ladies in Scotland.”

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The Telegraph

In light of ITV’s damning documentary about Sir Jimmy Savile’s sexual abuse of girls, the Prince of Wales may regret the closeness of their friendship.

On one Christmas card that Prince Charles sent to the television presenter, who, as we now know, was interviewed by police in 2007, he wrote: “Jimmy, with affectionate greetings from Charles. Give my love to your ladies in Scotland.”

The “ladies” are thought to be the women dressed in waitresses’ outfits, with the initials H, R and H on their aprons, who served Prince Charleswhen he dined with Sir Jimmy at the BBC presenter’s cottage in Glencoe, in the Highlands, in 1999.

At the time, a grinning Sir Jimmy explained: “I’ve had a few nosh-ups with the royals and I thought it was time I returned the hospitality.”

The Christmas card went under the hammer in July at a charity auction, which also featured a set of photographs of Sir Jimmy with the heir to the throne.