Sarah Ferguson steals quote from Queen Elizabeth II in touching tribute at Lisa Marie Presley memorial

Sarah Ferguson spoke at the funeral of Lisa Marie Presley as she quoted the late Queen Elizabeth
Sarah Ferguson spoke at the funeral of Lisa Marie Presley as she quoted the late Queen Elizabeth

The Duchess of York called her late friend Lisa Marie Presley ‘Sissy’

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Sarah Ferguson quoted the late Queen Elizabeth II during a speech at Lisa Marie Presley’s funeral.

The former wife of Prince Andrew, spoke to the crowd at the funeral in Memphis, Tennessee on Sunday where she gave a touching tribute about her friend, who she called “Sissy”.

She said: "We need to stoke our flames within to celebrate extraordinary Lisa Marie. I stand here with great honour, because we called each other Sissy.

Pricilla Presley also spoke at her daughter's funeral
Pricilla Presley also spoke at her daughter's funeral

"I've been here with you all for all your lives and I stand here with great honour. So Sissy, this is for you with affection".

She continued, quoting the Queen: "My late mother-in-law used to say 'That nothing can be said, can begin to take away the anguish and the pain of these moments because grief is the price we pay for love', and how right she was".

The Duchess of York was joined with mourners to celebrate the life of Elvis Presley’s only child.

Lisa Marie Presley died on January 12 after suffering a cardiac arrest in Los Angeles.

Those who attended included her family, her manager Jerry Schilling, Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton and Austin Butler, who played Elvis in Baz Luhrman's recent biopic.

Priscilla Presley also gave a brief eulogy which included a poem by her granddaughter, actress Riley Keough.

Crowds gathered to pay their respects to Lisa Marie Presley
Crowds gathered to pay their respects to Lisa Marie Presley

Lisa is survived by her mother Priscilla and three daughters: Riley, 33 and twins Finley and Harper, 14.

Her son Benjamin sadly died by suicide in 2020 at the age of 27.

She will be buried next to her son and father on the grounds of Graceland.