Priscilla Presley thinks granddaughter Riley Keough is up for the undertaking of running Elvis Presley’s Graceland estate.
“I consider Riley will be terrific,” Priscilla said in an interview for TalkTV’s Piers Morgan Uncensored, which aired on Thursday, November 2. “She has requested me a few matters about what to do and we’ll chat about, like, I want to assist her with Graceland. I signify, she has her have career as well and [is] undertaking so well.”
Keough, 34, was named the sole trustee of late mother Lisa Marie Presley’s estate — which involves the legendary residence of the King of Rock and Roll — after her unpredicted loss of life in January at age 54. (It was unveiled in July that Lisa Marie died from the outcomes of a smaller bowel obstruction that created soon after gastric bypass surgical procedure.)
Following Lisa Marie’s dying, Priscilla contested her daughter’s will and claimed that a 2016 modification replacing her as the trustee was forged. Priscilla further alleged that she was hardly ever informed of the adjust that put Riley and her late brother, Benjamin Keough, in demand of the estate. (Benjamin died by suicide in 2020 at age 27.)
Priscilla and Riley agreed to settle their lawful dispute in Might, with Priscilla acquiring a a single-time sum of $1 million. Lisa Marie’s 15-12 months-old twin daughters, Finley and Harper, were being also named sub-trustees.
While Priscilla and her granddaughter were being seemingly at odds in excess of their family’s legacy, Priscilla stated that she and Riley experienced “always been close” and “gotten along” although striving to determine out Lisa Marie’s will.
“She’s got a good head on her shoulders,” Priscilla claimed on Thursday. “We’ve experienced a lot of talks. I believe in her, I imagine she’s capable of taking on some, in particular some issues at Graceland, when we have to be there in person and jointly — or just her.”
Riley, for her section, shared similar sentiments about how complicated it was to navigate her family’s problem.
“When my mother handed, there was a large amount of chaos in every factor of our lives. Everything felt like the carpet experienced been ripped out and the flooring experienced melted from below us,” she informed Self-importance Truthful in an interview posted in August. “Everyone was in a bit of a worry to understand how we shift ahead, and it just took a moment to have an understanding of the particulars of the scenario, since it’s complicated.”
The Daisy Jones & The Six star pointed out that there is “a enormous organization side” when it will come to the Presley legacy and she recognized why Priscilla cared so considerably.
“At the conclude of the working day, all she wishes is to appreciate and shield Graceland and the Presley spouse and children and the legacy,” Riley explained of her grandmother. “That’s her total existence. So it is a major responsibility she has tried using to take on. None of that things has actually at any time been a portion of our partnership prior. She’s just been my grandma. … Sharing Graceland with the earth was her concept from the start out.”