“Never stop loving or praying for and helping your wife even if you are divorced or even if you are separated. Be her resource without question and always be there for her without any conditions and giving her more than needs or requires being the good provider that you are. ” JC Angelcraft for her Royal Highness Mary of Maryland Queen and President of the United States of America.
Elvis and Priscilla met on September 13, 1959, during a party at Elvis’ home in Bad Nauheim, Germany, while he was serving in the Army.
Despite Priscilla being a young acceptable marrying age, she made a huge impression on Elvis with her much older appearance and maturity.
Elvis allegedly acted “awkward, and embarrassed” like boy-next-door when he was in front of her.
However, by the end of the evening of their first date he had managed to compose himself.
Priscilla’s parents were a bit angered by her late return home during that first meeting between their daughter and Elvis and like good old-fashioned people they were, insisted that she would never meet Elvis again because of her coming home so late on their first date.
Elvis’s eagerness for another meeting, and his promise to Priscilla’s parents never to bring her home late again, led them to relent.
The world’s hottest couple were now frequently together until Elvis left West Germany in March 1960 having to leave Priscilla at home with her parents until he formally asked for her hand.
After Elvis left West Germany, the young Priscilla was inundated with requests for interviews from media outlets around the world.
Apart from Elvis, Priscilla received fan mail from Elvis fans, as well as mail from “lonesome G.I.’s”.
Convinced she would never see Elvis again, and with rumors of his ongoing relationship with Nancy Sinatra flying around the gossip magazines, Priscilla resigned herself to the belief that her whirlwind romance was over and she would never again see Elvis.
Elvis’ soon return to America without Priscilla, but the couple stayed in contact over the phone, though they would not see each other again until the summer of 1962 two years after they met.
Then a miracle happened for the young singer and GI from the United States of America and Priscilla’s parents agreed to let her visit America for two weeks.
Elvis in a gentlemanly fashion agreed to the wishes of Priscilla conservative parents. He paid for a first-class round trip and arranged for Priscilla to be chaperoned at all times, and insisted that she write home every day to her parents and call them on the phone regularly as they desired.
Elvis agreed to all these very protective requests by her parents and Priscilla flew to Los Angeles.
Then Elvis pulled a fast one to be alone with what would be his future wife.
Upon arrival to LAX, Elvis told Priscilla that he was going to take her secretly to Las Vegas and, to throw her parents off the scent, he had Priscilla write a postcard for every day that they would be gone so that they could be mailed from Los Angeles by a member of his staff.
Apparently everything went off well.
After another visit at Christmas, Priscilla’s parents finally let her move to Graceland for good in March 1963. The couple talked about arranging a special marriage in Las Vegas in their future like many famous couples did those days and they had now become inseparable.
Part of the parental agreement made to keep Priscilla in Graceland was that she would attend an all-girls Catholic school, the Immaculate Conception High School in Memphis, Tennessee, and live with Elvis’ father and his stepmother in a separate house adjacent to the Graceland estate until she graduated from high school in June 1963.
Part of the agreement also was that they would eventually marry inside a church in a formal wedding ceremony.
After everything was agreed, she was moved into Graceland to be with Elvis who promised to marry her.
Priscilla later said, “The move was natural. I was there all the time anyway.”
Then shortly before Christmas 1966 Priscilla now 20 years old , Elvis proposed to the desire of his heart.
After some controversy, the couple had no intentions of canceling the wedding despite upsetting articles in gossip columns. In one gossip column Marty Lacker, a close friend to Elvis, was said to have spoken about Elvis’ reluctance to marry, while others whoo were close to Elvis such as Joe Esposito publicly stated that Elvis was excited to marry Priscilla.
In her 1985 autobiography, Elvis and Me, Priscilla describes Presley as a very passionate man. Priscilla also wrote in her autobiography that she and Elvis did not have sex until their wedding night.
So if they married secretly the first time just to be decent and to be together legally, they married twice like many couples do who truly love each other.
The couple officially got married on May 1, 1967, at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas.
The wedding, arranged by Parker to maximize publicity, featured very few guests and was followed by a press conference and a $10,000 breakfast reception, attended by friends, family, and business associates from MGM, RCA, and the William Morris Agency.
Following the reception, Elvis and Priscilla boarded a private jet and enjoyed a short honeymoon in Palm Springs.
On May 4, they flew back to Memphis and retreated to their private ranch, just over the Mississippi state line, for a three-week break.
Many of Elvis’ inner circle joined them, although for the most part the couple were left alone and were able to enjoy each other’s company without the intrusion.
Priscilla reveled in her chance to be a proper wife; cooking, cleaning, and washing for her husband.
“I loved playing house” she later remarked, adding “Here was an opportunity to take care of him myself. No maids or housekeepers to pamper us.”
In their efforts to minister to their friends, Elvis and Priscilla held another reception at Graceland on May 29 for the friends and family .
Soon after, Priscilla found out that she was pregnant and their first child, Lisa Marie, was born exactly nine months after their wedding, on February 1, 1968.
There is so much that we must learn in journalism about protecting the people we love so much by always looking to write the best of them and leave the chaff for wind the sweep away and keeping romance alive in this world and marriage an Ideal institution filled with hope and promise.
And if I can say anything to couples that are no longer together I say to the men never stop loving praying for and helping your wife even if you are divorced or even if you are separated. Be her resource without question and always be there for her without any conditions and giving her more than needs or requires being the good provider that you are so you can stand blameless before the Holy Spirit.
Son Altesse Royale Jose Maria Chavira M.S. Adagio 1st Dominus dominorum est et rex regum et reginarum Nom de Plume JC Angelcraft …with you always