The grieving twin daughters of Lisa Marie Presley were seen out in public this week for the first time since their mother’s tragic, untimely death, both bearing an uncanny resemblance to their beloved mom and granddad Elvis.
Just as they had done in previous years, Harper and Finley Lockwood, 14, were planning to celebrate their mother’s birthday on February 1, most likely alongside older sister Riley and grandmother Priscilla.
But the two sisters were instead forced to spend the day Lisa Marie would have turned 55 honoring her memory, while still coming to terms with her shock passing just three weeks ago.
Harper (in green) and Finley (in white) Lockwood, 14, were seen out in Santa Monica on Wednesday – their first public appearance since their mother Lisa Marie Presley’s untimely death last month
The two were joined by their father, guitarist Michael Lockwood, on what would have been their mom’s 55th birthday
Lockwood, who was married to Lisa Marie from 2006 to 2021 – has been supporting his twin daughters after it was reported they would not be returning to the Calabasas home where their mom suffered a fatal cardiac arrest last month
Lisa Marie is pictured with her daughters last June at a ceremony honoring three generation of presleys in Hollywood. At 14, Harper and Finley are five years older than their mother was when her father, Elvis, died in 1977 aged 42. Lisa Marie was the only child of the King of Rock
The fraternal twins were the poignant image of their late mother and their grandpa Elvis on Wednesday as they were spotted spending time with their father, guitarist Michael Lockwood, in Santa Monica.
The girls were seen putting on a brave face while picking up refreshing iced beverages at a local cafe, before heading off in their dad’s SUV.
Both sisters were dressed comfortable and casually. Harper wore a black body suit under a green short-sleeved button-up shirt and black Uggs.
She was also seen sporting a yellow Starface pimple patch – made popular by celebrities like Justin Bieber and Millie Bobby Brown – on her forehead.
Finley, meanwhile, was sporting a white oversized hoodie, cargo pants, and sneakers, and carried a large, cream-colored messenger bag.
At 14, Harper and Finley are only five years older than their mother was when her father, Elvis, died in 1977 aged 42. She was the only child of the King of Rock.
And just like their mother, the twins are heirs to the rock and roll icon’s distinct looks, and perhaps his talent, with those famous Presley sleepy eyes and bone structure becoming more evident as they blossom into beautiful young women.
The fraternal twins were the poignant image of their late mother and their grandpa Elvis
Finley was sporting a white oversized hoodie, cargo pants, and sneakers, and carried a large, cream-colored messenger bag
Harper, meanwhile, wore a black unitard under a green short-sleeved button-up shirt and black Uggs. She was also seen sporting a yellow star-shaped pimple patch – made popular by celebrities – on her forehead
The girls appeared to be faring well as they stopped to pick up refreshing iced beverages at a local cafe
The girls had been living with their mother at their $4million Calabasas home when she suddenly suffered a fatal cardiac arrest on January 12, but have since been splitting their time between their grandmother Priscilla Presley’s house and their father’s place – as they have been reportedly too traumatized to return to their home.
Meanwhile, Priscilla marked her late daughter’s birthday on Wednesday by promising to protect her three grandchildren and keeping the family together.
Speaking to Page Six, the Presley matriarch said: ‘Today would have been Lisa’s 55th birthday. My wish is to protect my three grandchildren and keep our family together.
‘From the first moment I held Lisa in my arms, I’ve protected, loved and guided her, as I have my son. Our hearts are broken, and I am having to learn how to live without my only daughter,’ she told the outlet.
‘We truly love all of you, and we feel your prayers. Thank you so much for caring so deeply for our family.’
The son that Priscilla mentioned is Navarone Garcia, the son of film producer Marco Garibaldi. He revealed this week how he was injured by a camel a few days before Lisa Marie’s death, when the 2,000 lb. animal ‘got his whole head in its mouth’ at a California animal sanctuary.
Priscilla is also battling granddaughter Riley Keogh over Lisa Marie’s trust, claiming a signature on the document is false. The document was amended in 2016 to cut Priscilla out.
Harper and Finley were Lisa Marie’s only children with ex-husband Michael Lockwood. Throughout their parents’ divorce, the twins lived with their grandmother in LA
They were seen getting into their dad’s SUV after picking up some refreshments
The twins were ‘grooms women’ at their father’s wedding this past October
Harper and Finley were Lisa Marie’s only children with fourth husband Michael Lockwood. The two were married for 15 years before splitting in 2021. She also had two children, Riley and Ben Keough with first husband Danny Keough. Ben shot himself dead in 2020 aged 27.
Throughout their parents’ divorce, the twins lived with their grandmother in LA. In October their father remarried, to celebrity hairdresser Stephanie Hobgood. The twins were ‘grooms women’ at their father’s wedding.
Lockwood said, following Lisa Marie death, that the girls were with him.
‘Michael had been hoping for a speedy and complete recovery because her children needed her. It is very sad it didn’t turn out that way,’ said Joe Yanny, Lockwood’s spokesman.
‘Michael’s world has been turned on its ear. He is with both of his daughters now.’
Lisa Marie died on Thursday, January 12 from cardiac arrest at age 54 – two days after making an appearance at the Golden Globes.
Lisa Marie’s finances remain contentious. Her fourth husband, Michael Lockwood, lost his 2016 bid in their divorce to undo their prenup, but he reopened the case in 2021, demanding she pay the $4,600-a-month child support that a court ordered (pictured 2012)
Presley had been struggling with the traumatic loss of her son Benjamin, and had shared a poignant post on Instagram thanking friends for well wishes on her 52nd birthday – the first without her son
She was laid to rest at Graceland late January next to her son Ben. Lisa Marie’s estate was put into a trust following her passing.
Earlier, it was revealed that Graceland, the legendary mansion which once belonged to Elvis Presley and brings in $56million a year, will go to Lisa Marie’s three daughters.
Prior to her death, Elvis’ daughter was bringing in more than $100million a month from her father’s estate and businesses, after inheriting his large fortune at the age of 25.
Presley earned more than $4,000 a month from the Graceland estate and an estimated $104,000 a month from Elvis Presley Enterprise.
Lisa Marie is pictured with twins Harper Vivienne and Finley, daughter Riley, and son Benjamin, who took his own life in 2020
Priscilla is contesting a 2016 amendment to Lisa Marie’s trust that pushed her out as trustee and replaced her with Lisa Marie’s children Riley and Ben.
Icon: Elvis pictured with wife Priscilla Presley and their daughter Lisa Marie, pictured in 1970
Graceland, the Memphis, Tennessee, estate, was bought by her Mississippi-born father Elvis in the spring of 1957, when he was 22 and had just hit fame.
The 1939 house and its grounds were sold to the young rocker for $100,000, and on his death in 1977 they passed to his only child, Lisa Marie.
Priscilla – who divorced Elvis in 1973 – transformed the faltering estate into a tourist attraction on his death, opening it to visitors in 1982. On the first day it opened, 3,000 people visited the estate.
The grounds now see 600,000 visitors a year – making it second only to the White House and the Biltmore Estate for tourist numbers.
And while the house sees a stream of people gawk at the jaw-dropping excess of the jungle room, and gaze at the fabulously kitsch white and blue 1970s living room, the building remains in use as a family home where the Presleys gather for dinners and reunions.