Presley family attends Elvis vigil

Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis Presley's only daughter.
Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis Presley's only daughter. Bang Showbiz

PRISCILLA and Lisa Marie Presley attended a vigil to mark 35 years since Elvis' death Wednesday night (15.08.12).

The late rock 'n' roll legend's ex-wife and daughter joined mourners who gather annually to pay their respects at Graceland, the home where Elvis lived and his final resting place.

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Yesterday evening was the first time the Presley family have attended the event.

Lisa Marie, 44, told the crowd: "I've always avoided this because I felt that it would be too emotional.

"But I really felt it was important to come down here tonight. I love you very, very, very much."

Priscilla also talked of how proud she was to attend the event, speaking as she looked out from the stage over a sea of candles.

She said: "You should see this from our point of view. It's amazing. It's truly a sight to behold."

Meanwhile, Lisa Marie has said how looking after her late father's estate is a full-time job.

Although the 44-year-old singer/songwriter combines a busy career with raising four children, she says protecting the legacy of Elvis - who died 35 years ago - is a "constant" struggle.

She told Australia's 'The Morning Show': "It's a constant quest to make sure everything is quality controlled. The image is protected, Graceland itself is protected, its future, whoever gets involved in it. It's a constant job."

Despite the work she has to put in to maintaining her father's legacy, Lisa Marie insists she wouldn't change her life even if she could.

She explained: "It's a blessing, it has its challenges I will say but it's not something I would regret or take back or want to change anyway."

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