Prince Harry may be the son of King Charles III, but Lisa Marie Presley was the daughter of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Per OK! Magazine, on Jan. 22, 2023, Harry’s aunt and close friend of Lisa Marie, Sarah Ferguson, visited Elvis Presley’s mansion, Graceland, for Lisa Marie’s memorial. Sarah believes that she died of a broken heart as the singer, who suffered cardiac arrest on Jan. 12, had struggled since her son’s suicide in 2020.
According to the Mirror, Elvis bought Graceland in 1957 and lived in the mansion until his death in 1977. Lisa Marie then inherited the property, and it will now be given to her daughters, Riley, Harper, and Finley (via The Guardian). The rawness of Lisa Marie’s tragic passing makes an excerpt from Harry’s memoir, «Spare,» stick out.
In the book, Harry recalls traveling to Tennessee and visiting the estate on the way to a friend’s stag party. «People variously called the house a castle, a mansion, a palace, but it reminded me of the badger sett,» he wrote. «Dark, claustrophobic. I walked around saying: The King lived here, you say? Really?» He took things a step further, writing, «I stood in one tiny room with loud furniture and shag carpet and thought: The King’s interior designer must’ve been on acid.»
Regardless of Harry’s opinion of the mansion, this historic property remains revered and will surely be in the Presley family for decades to come.
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