Priscilla Presley’s Final Resting Spot
Priscilla Presley, the former wife of the legendary Elvis Presley, has expressed her desire to be buried at Graceland, the iconic home of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. In a recent interview on TalkTV’s Piers Morgan Uncensored, the 78-year-old actress opened up about her wish to make Graceland’s Meditation Garden her final resting place.
Priscilla’s heartfelt connection to Graceland is evident in her words.“My feelings [about being buried at Graceland] are great,” she said. “That’s, you know, what I want and wanted.” When asked if she’d like to be buried next to Elvis, to whom she was married from 1967 to 1973, Priscilla affirmed with a resounding “Yes.”
While Priscilla’s desire to be buried at Graceland is clear, it’s important to note that her final resting place will be as close to Elvis as possible without disturbing any existing gravesites. Elvis is currently buried between his father, Vernon, and his grandmother, Minnie. On the other side of a serene garden fountain, the final resting places of his daughter Lisa Marie and her son Benjamin Keough can be found.
Priscilla emphasized the extraordinary qualities of Elvis during her interview with Morgan, saying, “Elvis was… I’ve never met anyone like him, and I don’t think I ever will again, ever. He had the biggest heart. He had a great sense of humor. He had a lot of love.” Her profound admiration for Elvis reflects the lasting impact he had on her life.
During the interview, Priscilla also expressed her confidence in her granddaughter Riley, who became the sole trustee of her late mother Lisa Marie’s estate earlier this year. Lisa Marie, Elvis’ sole heir, passed away at the age of 54. Priscilla commended Riley’s talents and expressed her willingness to assist her with matters related to Graceland and Elvis. Riley is an accomplished artist in her own right, and Priscilla wants her to learn more about her iconic grandfather’s legacy.
Priscilla’s relationship with her granddaughter took center stage as she shared her intentions to guide Riley in her role as the trustee of Graceland’s legacy. She wants to ensure that Riley has a deep understanding of Elvis and his significance. Priscilla’s commitment to preserving the King’s legacy is evident in her dedication to helping the younger generation appreciate his contributions.
The interview also revealed that Priscilla’s settlement agreement with Riley has not only addressed matters of estate but also ensured her financial well-being. She will receive a $1 million lump-sum payment from Lisa Marie’s $25 million life insurance policy, as well as $100,000 annually for her role as a special advisor of the promenade trust associated with its shareholder interest in Elvis Presley Enterprises.
Priscilla’s enduring connection to Elvis, her granddaughter’s stewardship of their family legacy, and her own wishes for her final resting place at Graceland all reflect the deep love and respect that the Presley family continues to have for Elvis and his iconic home.
Her life story is now captivating audiences on the silver screen through Sofia Coppola’s new A24 film Priscilla, inspired by the 1985 memoir “Elvis and Me.” This film further highlights the enduring legacy of the King and his family’s role in preserving his memory. Watch a trailer below!
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