Priscilla Presley was the picture of a proud grandmother as she attended her twin granddaughters’ middle school graduation – but there was a notable absence from the celebrations.
The widow of Elvis, 77, was pictured at the ceremony of Harper and Finley Lockwood in Los Angeles on Friday. The occasion was also attended by the girls’ father, Michael Lockwood.
However, the late Lisa Marie Presley’s daughter, Riley Keough, stayed away from the graduation.
Keough, 33, has been embroiled in a bitter family feud with Priscilla over the multi-million dollar estate of the late Lisa Marie. Lawyers for Elvis’s widow and Riley announced Tuesday at a Los Angeles probate court that the two had ‘reached a settlement’.
During the graduation on Friday, Priscilla proudly watched the ceremony but remained separate from the rest of her family and left on her own.
Priscilla, 77, was pictured at the middle school graduation of her granddaughters Harper and Finley Lockwood on Friday
Harper (right) and Finley Lockwood (left) attending their middle school graduation in Los Angeles
Michael Lockwood, who was married to Lisa Marie Presley for 15 years, attends the graduation of his twin daughters Harper and Finley
Lockwood and his daughters, Harper and Finley, were joined by loved ones for the graduation ceremony as the family continues to deal with the fallout of the death of Lisa Marie Presley
She wore a glamorous white jacket over a white top and black trousers.
Michael Lockwood looked dapper in a gray suit and matching hat.
The family has been dealing with the death of Lisa Marie Presley, who passed away suddenly at the age of 54 in January after going into cardiac arrest at her Calabasas home.
Riley hopes for no more bad blood with her grandmother Priscilla after their rancorous legal battle came to a close, it is claimed.
‘Riley is relieved to have settled the dispute over her mom’s estate. She doesn’t want any drama with her grandmother,’ an insider informed People.
When the legal tussle broke out between Riley and Priscilla, the former ‘was hoping they could reach a settlement quickly,’ the source added.
At Lisa Marie’s memorial service, Riley and her husband Ben Smith-Petersen went public with the arrival of their new baby daughter.
The source shared that the outbreak of tension between grandmother and granddaughter ‘has been very tough for’ Riley.
Harper went for an all-white outfit for the graduation ceremony
Finley opted for a baggy zip-up hoodie with baggie jeans
The twins were all smiles as they were joined by family members for the middle school graduation
Michael Lockwood looked dapper in a gray suit and matching hat as he celebrated his daughters’ graduation
Priscilla wore a glamorous white jacket over a white top and black trousers
Priscilla proudly attended her granddaughters’ graduation but remained separate from the rest of her family and left on her own
Dearly departed: The bitter family feud between Priscilla, 77, and Riley, 33, over the multi-million dollar estate of the late Lisa Marie Presley (pictured) ended this week
‘She wants to focus on making memories with her own daughter now,’ the insider revealed. ‘This is her priority.’
‘Priscilla is happy,’ her attorney Ronson Shamoun told DailyMail.com when the settlement was reached. ‘The families are happy and unified and together and excited for the future.’
Asked if Riley too was happy with the settlement, her attorney Justin Gold told DailyMail.com: ‘She would not have agreed to the settlement if she was not happy with it.’
Only two weeks after Lisa Marie’s death in January, her mother Priscilla filed a legal challenge to her daughter’s will – which gives control of Lisa Marie’s wealthy Promenade Trust to her daughter Riley.
Riley, who was reportedly furious when her grandmother went to court to protest the will, did not file an objection to Priscilla’s challenge.
The twins with their father, Michael Lockwood
Priscilla, Elvis Presley’s widow, attended the middle school graduation of her twin granddaughters on Friday
Riley always supported her mother during her drawn out, often nasty divorce and child custody disputes with her fourth husband, musician Michael Lockwood, 61, father of Lisa Marie’s twin, 14 year-old daughters, Finley and Harper.
It’s been reported that Priscilla and Lisa Marie were ‘barely speaking‘ just before the latter’s death after Priscilla sided with Lockwood over custody of the twins.
Multiple sources told People that the mother and daughter were not on speaking terms, despite appearing at multiple events together, including the premiere for the Elvis biopic starring Austin Butler.
‘Riley was always on her mom’s side when it came to Michael (Lockwood),’ one source told the magazine. ‘It bothered her that her grandmother and Michael flew to (Lisa Marie’s) funeral together.’