The news comes just days after the Presley family reached an agreement over Lisa Marie's estate, putting an end to a months-long battle between them.
Before reaching an agreement with Riley Keough and Michael Lockwood over Lisa Marie Presley's estate, Priscilla Presley reportedly had one request that was almost instantly denied: she wanted to be buried close to her late ex-husband, Elvis Presley. Citing individuals with inside knowledge, TMZ reported that the proposal was a no-go and that Priscilla backed down without much debate. Priscilla had asked to be buried next to Elvis Presley at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. Priscilla told TMZ, "Although I don't plan on going anywhere anytime soon. It is my family's and my wish for me to be laid to rest with my daughter and the love of my life when that time comes. We appreciate the love from all of the fans."
Priscilla Presley wished to be buried next to Elvis upon her death, but her request was reportedly denied.— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) May 18, 2023
Elvis is currently buried between his parents, meaning the approval of Priscilla’s request would likely mean one of them would have to be moved.https://t.co/HLQJplAOuv
The difficulty is that Elvis' mother, Gladys, is buried to the right of him in the Meditation Garden, while his father, Vernon, is buried to the left, so Priscilla would have to transfer one of Elvis' parents if she got permission for this, per Entertainment Tonight. Lisa Marie's late son, Benjamin, who died by suicide in 2020, is also buried to the left of Vernon. Lisa Marie, who passed after a sudden cardiac arrest in January, is buried alongside Benjamin.
Lawyers for Riley Keough, Elvis Presley's granddaughter, and Priscilla Presley, his ex-wife, announced at a court hearing on Tuesday that the parties had reached a settlement in their family estate dispute, but that the details would remain confidential. https://t.co/s5bAIvPbTw— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 17, 2023
The news comes just days after Priscilla, Keough, and Lisa Marie's ex (and the father of their two minor children) reached an agreement over Lisa Marie's estate, putting an end to a months-long battle that had soured Priscilla and Keough's relationship. "My family has resolved all confusion as it relates to our plea to the court and request for document interpretation after my daughter Lisa Marie's untimely passing," Priscilla said in a statement shared exclusively with PEOPLE. She continued: "As a family, we are pleased that we resolved this together. My family and I hope that everyone will grant us the privacy we have needed to properly grieve Lisa Marie and spend personal time together."
Priscilla Presley denied burial spot next to late ex-husband Elvis: report https://t.co/a5IZAm91UY pic.twitter.com/t0L9wQQT1F— New York Post (@nypost) May 18, 2023
Priscilla earlier went to court to officially contest "the authenticity and validity" of a "purported 2016 amendment" that transferred Lisa Marie's estate to her daughters, Keough, and 14-year-old twins Finley and Harper. Keough and Priscilla were not communicating under tensions of the court battle, according to a source. Keough, according to the source, would have preferred "to settle this dispute privately."
Priscilla Presley says her "family is stronger" after she settles battle over Lisa Marie's estate with Riley Keough https://t.co/TjLveEYys3 pic.twitter.com/TiFWotixJP— HollywoodLife (@HollywoodLife) May 17, 2023
"She is heartbroken that this has turned into a public matter and knows her mother would never want this. Riley is very stressed at the moment and has been trying to keep a positive attitude and outlook ahead of her new series coming out," the source said. "Her daughter and husband have been keeping her in good spirits." Following the agreement, Priscilla's lawyer, Ronson J. Shamoun, told ET, "All parties have reached a settlement and the families are happy." He added, "They are very excited for the future." Keough's lawyer, Justin Gold, agreed, telling ET, "Riley is very happy. She's a remarkable woman and her future is bright."
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