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Mountbatten: The truth emerges - Survivors - 11-21-2018
[Jimmy Savile] was first introduced to the Royal Family, he reveals, by Lord Mountbatten. In 1966, Jimmy became the first civilian to be awarded a Royal Marines' green beret. Mountbatten was commandant general at the time and realised that Savile could be a useful contact.
"Coming from Lord Louis, who was the favourite uncle of Prince Philip, that was quite something," he says. "So obviously I hooked up with the Prince – what was good enough for Lord Louis was good enough for him."
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