Elvis Presley’s close family member responded to Prince Harry’s “harsh words” when he described the singer’s Graceland in his memoir.
Prince Harry’s memoir, “Spare,” has been in the spotlight due to the parts that targeted the royal family members. Royal experts and fans have since called out the royal over the hostile move and accused him of bringing the royal family down.
Apart from the royals, Prince Harry also offered an unfriendly note regarding Presley’s home, leading one family member to condemn him.
In the book, Prince Harry said he could not believe that the King of Rock and Roll lived in a place that looked like a “badger sett.”
Prince Harry visited Graceland during a 2014 US trip with Prince William to attend the wedding of Guy Pelly and Lizzy Smith. After partying in Miami, they flew to Memphis an grabbed the chance to visit Presley’s home, where he also died in 1977.
“People variously called the house a castle, a mansion, a palace. But it reminded me of the badger sett. Dark, claustrophobic. I walked around saying, ‘The King lived here, you say? Really?'” Prince Harry wrote. “I stood in one tiny room with loud furniture and shag carpet and thought, ‘The King’s interior designer must have been on acid.'”
Following his damaging remarks, Presley’s family member responded to the attack.
Elvis Presley’s Cousin Reacts to Prince Harry’s Statement
On Memphis Mafia Kid’s YouTube channel, Presley’s cousin Danny Smith was asked what he thinks about Prince Harry “disrespecting” Graceland.
Smith said people have their views and the right to express their feelings. Despite the harsh words, he told the fan that maybe that was how Prince Harry felt when visiting Graceland.
“I can’t and I am not going to put anybody down or have something against somebody for just speaking what they feel. ” We all have the right [to an opinion],” he went on.
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The late singer bought the 13.8-acre estate in 1957 for $100,000. One of the places in the mansion, the Meditation Garden, is where his remains are laid to rest alongside his parents, his daughter Lisa Marie, and grandson Ben.
It was soon listed in the National Register of Historic Places, becoming the first site recognized that is related to rock music. In 2006, it became part of the National Historic Landmark.
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