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Sarah, Duchess of York, pays tribute to her friend Lisa Marie Presley ahead of Graceland funeral: ‘She’s with Ben now’


Lisa Marie Presley’s longtime friend Sarah Ferguson has shared her heartbreak over the late star’s shock dying from cardiac arrest earlier this month.

The Duchess of York spoke to Page Six about Presley’s ache over her son’s dying in 2020 after arriving in Memphis, Tennessee ahead of the funeral in Graceland.

“I believe she’s with Ben now,” the royal advised the publication. “I believe we want to make sure that Finley, Riley and Harper are absolutely supported going ahead.”

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Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York and Lisa Marie Presley shared a protracted friendship. (Instagram)

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She added: “She was so proud of them, so proud. She used to write to me saying, ‘Yeah, I am actually gushing at how great my youngsters are proper now.'”

Presley’s son Benjamin Keough died by suicide at age 27 in 2020.

The 63-year-old’s ideas additionally turned to Presley’s mom, Priscilla. “Additionally, we have got to take care of Priscilla now, do not we?” she added.

The ex-wife of Prince Andrew grew to become associates when Presley lived in Sussex within the UK with her ex-husband Michael Lockwood.

The pair grew to become shut and stored in contact when Presley returned to the US, a supply beforehand advised Web page Six.

Ferguson paid tribute to her late friend on Instagram following the information of Presley’s dying on January 12.

“I say hey to you on a regular basis and I really like you my sissy and I’ll proceed to say hey to you on a regular basis,” she captioned a photograph of the pair.

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
The Duchess of York is attending the funeral in Memphis. (Instagram)

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“You had been my sissy, a tremendous mom to Ben, Riley, Harper and Finley and a perfectly loving daughter to Priscilla. 

“You will have been my devoted friend for a few years and I’m right here for your loved ones to assist and love them. I’m deeply saddened my sissy, you might be in my coronary heart.”

Different well-known family and friends have arrived in Memphis to farewell the one daughter of Elvis Presley.

Presley shall be buried subsequent to her son Benjamin, and a public memorial service is about to be held on the morning of Sunday, January 22 (12:00am AEDT January 23) at Graceland.

“Riley, Harper, Finley, and Priscilla are grateful for the assist, well-wishes, and outpouring of love honouring their beloved Lisa Marie,” a consultant for the Presley household advised Us Weekly in an announcement.

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The one daughter of Elvis Presley died from a cardiac arrest in January 2023. (Getty Photos for Icelandic Glaci)

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“A public memorial service has been organized on the entrance garden of Graceland at 9:00 am on Sunday, January 22, in Memphis. Please go to [the official Graceland website] for extra info,” the assertion concluded.

Priscilla and her three remaining grandchildren requested mourners to donate to The Elvis Presley Charitable Basis in the event that they “want to ship one thing” as a substitute of flowers.

In case you or somebody you understand wants speedy or psychological health-related assist, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or by way of lifeline.org.au. In an emergency, name 000.

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