Priscilla Presley was married to The King for six years and has beforehand admitted she doesn’t share all the things from her non-public life with Elvis. Nevertheless, at Elvis Presley’s 85th birthday celebrations in January the then 74-year-old advised a narrative she hadn’t made public earlier than. Speaking at a Q&A, Priscilla stated how Elvis gave her an ultimatum telegram that Colonel Tom Parker had despatched the singer.
The incident befell on the finish of Elvis’ army service in Germany round 1960, when The King was courting Priscilla earlier than they married seven years later.
Priscilla, who was simply 14-years-old when she met Elvis, recounted: “I’ve a telegram that he gave me, I’ve by no means shared this earlier than actually.
“A telegram, when he left [Germany], [detailed] what he was up in opposition to with Colonel Parker if he was courting anybody.
“[It] warned Elvis that if he has a girlfriend that followers is not going to be there for him, mainly – I’m paraphrasing this.”
Meanwhile, in an unearthed interview from the 40th anniversary of Elvis’ loss of life in 1977, Priscilla recounted receiving the tragic information of his passing.
Speaking with The Today Show, the now 75-year-old stated: “It was surprising, it was like everybody else not believing it.
“The cellphone name I acquired from Joe Esposito [Elvis’ manager], it was like ‘Are you kidding me?’ Because we’d child round on a regular basis y’know.
“And [Elvis] was within the hospital a number of occasions and he at all times made it by way of.”
Priscilla continued: “The streets have been so lined up with folks, lined up all the way in which to the cemetery.
“I simply bear in mind trying and seeing folks grieving and being in my very own world nonetheless shocked.”
This Sunday marks the 43rd anniversary of Elvis’ loss of life.
The King solely lived 42 years, so he has now been lifeless longer than he was alive.