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Priscilla has shared a previously unknown telegram that Parker sent to Elvis while being stationed in Germany during his Army service giving him an ultimatum.

Priscilla has told how there are some facts that she keeps for herself from their private life together. Nevertheless, during the King’s 85th birthday celebrations at Graceland last
week, the 74-year-old shared a story she says was previously not public.

Speaking at a Q&A session, Priscilla spoke of an ultimatum telegraph from Elvis’ manager Colonel Tom Parker.

Elvis was dating Priscilla during his military service in Germany, she said: “I have a telegram that he gave me, I've never shared this before really."

The telegram is a great example of just what Elvis was up against when it came to the Colonel and his demands regarding his life and career.

Priscilla went on; “The telegram warned Elvis that if he has a girlfriend then fans will not be there for him", basically – I’m paraphrasing this. But I remember when Elvis showed it to
me he said, ‘This is what I’m up against.’”

Priscilla continued: “He couldn't really have a girlfriend because as far as the fans are concerned…he’d be taken.

“One day if I ever get to write a book I’m going to put that telegram in there. I didn't’t quite know what that meant? I guess it meant we would be breaking up?.I thought, ‘Are we
supposed to be breaking up? Are we together, are we not together?’”

During the Q&A session, Priscilla, in her words, “set the record straight” on the long time claims that her father forced Elvis into marrying her?

The 74-year-old EX-wife of Elvis Presley announced: “I’m going to set the record straight. It was never that my father wanted me to go to Graceland, ever. I had begged my mother
to talk to my dad.

“It was Elvis’ suggestion that I come and see him in the summer of ’62.

“It was his suggestion that I get my dad…talk to my mother…about me coming.”

She continued: “I never ever said, ‘Can I come, can you let me come?’, I was never that girl, I was very reserved.

“He’s the one who told me he wanted to see me.

“And my dad had to talk to him. I was going to stay with Vernon [Elvis’ father.]

“It was not that easy, but the stories are out there that I wanted to come to Graceland…it was never that way round.”

Priscilla explained: “It was Elvis making the phone calls…I didn’t know when he was going to call. It could be three months, it could be a couple of months, it could be maybe four
months. Again, he was also busy too. And back in the day, the telephone calls went through an operator, so it would take a few hours before we got the call. My father wanted to
know his intentions. I mean, he didn’t want me hurt.”

“And Elvis said he cared very much about me…and that he had plans for me. There’s all these stories out there that my dad forced him to marry me. I mean it makes me sick when I
read that, because that’s not true.”

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