Lisa Marie Presley sneaked a gift into Elvis’ coffin ‘to be with daddy forever’

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It has been 43 years since Elvis Presley died and since he was was laid to relaxation on August 18, there was a secret reward from his daughter mendacity with him.

Lisa Marie was solely 9 years outdated when her father, the King of Pop, died and as hundreds descended on their Graceland dwelling, she was decided that he had one thing particular from her with him eternally extra.

Tens of hundreds of followers could be allowed to pay their final respects to the music icon, submitting by the home to the open casket, which lay below the arch between the dwelling and music rooms.

There was a while given to the grieving household to be with Elvis earlier than the funeral and it was right here that Lisa Marie requested if she may add her momento.

Funeral Director Robert Kendall has recalled that Lisa Marie walked as much as the coffin however didn’t have a look at her father inside.

Lisa Marie Presley at 9 years outdated

Robert stated that she requested him: “Mister Kendall, can I give this to my daddy?”

In her hand was a skinny steel bangle however Robert and Lisa Marie’s mom Priscilla each noticed an issue with it that made them dissuade her from placing it within the coffin.

Lisa Marie was decided and amid the upset, Robert relented and stated he would assist her cross it on to Elvis.

Elvis Presley’s funeral cortege in Memphis, Tennessee on August 18 1977

Cops on bikes escort a white hearse containing the physique of American rock and roll singer Elvis Presley because it heads in direction of the funeral

Taking her to the coffin, he requested Lisa Marie the place she would really like the bracelet to go.

Pointing to her personal wrist, Robert reportedly lifted up Elvis’ arm and slipped the bangle onto his wrist, telling younger Lisa Marie that it could keep together with her father eternally.

Elvis Presley together with his spouse Priscilla and daughter Lisa Marie

After Lisa Marie left the room, her mum Priscilla reportedly instructed the funeral director to hide the piece of jewelry earlier than extra followers got here to file previous the coffin with fears the bangle could be taken, so it was positioned beneath his shirt.

On the day of the funeral, August 18, it’s thought that 80,000 individuals lined the path to Forest Hill Cemetery.

Lisa Marie Presley in 2015

The personal funeral for household and mates noticed Elvis laid to relaxation subsequent to his mom within the household mausoleum there.

He was moved to Graceland completely on October 3, after a foiled try by followers to dig up the physique the place it had initially been positioned.

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