Rare Photo Of Elvis’s Twin Granddaughters Shows Their Uncanny Resemblance
Nov 15, 2023 by apost team
Lisa Marie Presley was born nine months after her parents famously tied the knot in a brief ceremony in their suite at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas. After Elvis died in 1977, she was listed as a beneficiary on her father’s last will, along with her grandfather Vernon and great-grandmother Minnie. However, Vernon passed in 1979, and Minnie a year after. This made Lisa the only surviving beneficiary of Elvis’s trust. In 1993, she inherited her father’s estate, which had grown to $100 million.
Born on Feb. 1, 1968, in Memphis, Tenessee, to parents Elvis and Priscilla Presley, Lisa was one of the most prominent celebrity children upon her birth. However, she passed at the age of 54 on Jan. 12, 2023, after being rushed to the emergency room when she was found unresponsive in her California home.
According to TMZ sources close to the scene, Lisa was pronounced dead on Jan. 12, 2023, after she was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital, where she was taken after suffering cardiac arrest.
Her housekeeper had found her unresponsive in her Calabasas, California, residence. Her ex-husband, Danny Keough, was present at the scene and performed CPR on her until emergency first responders arrived. Paramedics reported that she had regained a pulse before she was transported to the hospital. A representative for Priscilla issued a statement on her Facebook page, which read:
“My beloved daughter Lisa Marie was rushed to the hospital. She is now receiving the best care. Please keep her and our family in your prayers. We feel the prayers from around the world, and ask for privacy during this time.”
Before Lisa’s death, she welcomed three surviving children. On June 16, 2023, her mom, Priscilla Presley, celebrated the graduation of Lisa’s twin daughters, Harper and Finley Lockwood, on Instagram. Keep reading to learn more.
Lisa was Elvis’s only daughter, meaning her children were his only grandchildren. She had actress Riley Keough and her late son Benjamin Keough with her ex-husband Danny Keough, a musician from Chicago whom she married in 1988 at 20. She welcomed her twins, Harper and Finley, with her ex-husband, Michael Lockwood.
Lisa’s life has been troubled since she was born. After her parents divorced, her father died when she was nine. He was 42 when he passed away from a heart attack. On July 12, 2020, it was reported that Benjamin had died after a suicide attempt at the age of 27. He was found with a gunshot wound in his torso.
Lisa died three years after the loss of her son, leaving behind her three daughters. When Elvis died in 1977, he assigned Lisa to be the sole heir of his estate, but Lisa, who was nine years old at the time, could not handle the inheritance until she became 25. When she turned 25 in 1993, the trust was dissolved. She then formed the Elvis Presley Estate to manage Graceland throughout the years.
According to ABC, Lisa sold 85% of Elvis Presley Enterprises, the trust’s business entity, while leaving the remaining 15% to herself. However, she retained ownership of the entire Graceland mansion and its contents, which included the cars, costumes, and awards of her father.
The musician, who had been the sole trustee of Elvis’ estate, left the whole estate to her eldest daughter, Riley, upon her death. However, a battle to contest the legitimacy of Lisa’s will ensued between Riley and her grandmother, Priscilla. Riley eventually won the suit and became the sole trustee of Elvis’ estate in May 2023.
Meanwhile, Michael became the legal guardian for his twin daughters with Lisa in April 2023. However, a picture Priscilla shared revealed that the twins maintain a close relationship with their sister and grandmother.
Priscilla shared the rare photo of herself and all three of Lisa’s daughters on Instagram on June 16, 2023, together to mark the twins’ graduation from middle school.
“Happy Graduation girls! You’re now in high school!!! ❤️❤️,” the proud grandmother captioned the photo.
Lisa’s 14-year-old daughters wore black shirts, which were accentuated by their bold hair colors. One had blonde hair, while the other wore her hair red like Priscilla. They also bore an uncanny resemblance to their grandfather, Elvis.
Meanwhile, Priscilla sported a yellow print dress and stood near Riley, who wore a blue striped shirt and a straw hat. The occasion was a bittersweet one for the family, seeing that Lisa, who died six months before her daughters’ graduation, was absent. However, it proved that the Elvis family was mending any rifts that may have existed in their relationship, and fans loved it.
Per E! News, Priscilla also shared updates about her stance and her family’s progress in court documents.
“My January 2023 petition was misconstrued in the press as a ‘fight’ over my beloved daughter’s trust,” the June 13 filing read. “That was not the intent,” she clarified. “My daughter’s passing was both devastating and heartbreaking. We have learned that the fans realize that we are ‘Just A Family.’”
Priscilla continued, “Elvis would be proud and his and Lisa’s wishes are what are most important to all of us. My granddaughter, through her counsel, along with my team worked diligently and tirelessly to resolve all misunderstandings as a family.”
It is good to see that Priscilla Presley and her granddaughters are a strong team again, regardless of past issues. Let us know what you think of their relationship and the twins’ graduation from middle school. Pass this article on to friends, family, and fans of the Presleys.