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Priscilla Presley opens display of Elvis memorabilia in London

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 01:31

Elvis's former wife talks about the legendary musician's career and treasured belongings. Sara Hemrajani reports.

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From Memphis to London. The King of Rock 'n' Roll may not have been able to tour the British capital but his fans can now get up close and personal with the man - through his treasured belongings. Priscilla Presley, Elvis's former wife and one of the managers of his estate, attended the gala opening of the largest ever retrospective of the legendary musician outside of the United States. Presley said this landmark exhibition was something Elvis would have wanted. (SOUNDBITE) Actress and Elvis's former wife, Priscilla Presley, saying (English): "He always loved his English fans, they supported him for many, many years, and since I was a young girl he told me that one day he'd like to be here and to perform for them. In fact he was planning on having a European tour before he had passed." 'Elvis at The O2: The Exhibition of His Life' is the biggest display of its kind to be put on in Europe. It showcases more than 300 artefacts from the Presley family archives, some of which have only been seen in Graceland. From his famous stage jumpsuits to guitars to letters, Presley said visitors will gain a real insight into the King's life. (SOUNDBITE) Actress and Elvis's former wife, Priscilla Presley, saying (English): "We've got things that I've never seen before. We have over 2 million artefacts in our archives at Memphis. I mean we constantly are evolving, every time we put something out on exhibit, then you know we'll change it to something else." 'Elvis at The O2: The Exhibition of His Life' is now open and will run until August 2015.

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Priscilla Presley opens display of Elvis memorabilia in London

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 01:31