Royalty arrives at The King's Graceland - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Royalty arrives at The King's Graceland

British princes William and Harry stopped in for a tour of Graceland on Friday. British princes William and Harry stopped in for a tour of Graceland on Friday.
Paparazzi lined the stone wall all trying to get a glimpse of the brothers, who were with the London Night club owner and his bride-to-be. Paparazzi lined the stone wall all trying to get a glimpse of the brothers, who were with the London Night club owner and his bride-to-be.
The royal brothers are in town for the wedding of Lizzy Wilson, granddaughter of Holiday Inn founder Kemmons Wilson, and club owner Guy Pelly. The royal brothers are in town for the wedding of Lizzy Wilson, granddaughter of Holiday Inn founder Kemmons Wilson, and club owner Guy Pelly.

(WMC) - British princes William and Harry stopped in for a tour of Graceland on Friday.

The royal brothers are in town for the wedding of Lizzy Wilson, granddaughter of Holiday Inn founder Kemmons Wilson, and club owner Guy Pelly.

They received a private tour of Elvis' mansion with some of the wedding party.

Diane Coll and her friends are visiting, also, from Great Britain.

"Pretty exciting stuff isn't' it? We didn't know until yesterday that the Princes were here [in Memphis]," she said. "We've come for the Beale Street Music Fest weekend and Graceland ... I'm a big Elvis fan, and yeah, great excitement today with the princes."

Word quickly spread that Prince William and Prince Harry would be touring Graceland, but they didn't go through the main entrance. Their motorcade lead them through a different gate.

But fans did get a glimpse of the Princes as they entered the King's home. A quick private tour ended in the Garden.

Paparazzi lined the stone wall all trying to get a glimpse of the brothers, who were with the London Night club owner and his bride-to-be.

The Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau says you cannot buy this kind of publicity in Memphis. They say the royals have been doing and experiencing all the things tourists visit in city like Rendezvous, Graceland, and who knows where else.

WMC Action News 5 heard they Princes may have been by St. Jude on Friday morning, but we have not been able to confirm that.

The wedding is Saturday, and the rehearsal dinner, which the princes attended, took place Friday night at Memphis Country Club.

The Country Club was also open for members on Friday, but they had to go through extra security to get in.

Copyright 2014 WMC Action News 5. All rights reserved.  

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Student in custody following threat to Purvis High School

    Student in custody following threat to Purvis High School

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:48 PM EST2018-02-22 22:48:35 GMT
    Lamar County School District confirmed this photo circulated through social media on Thursday (Photo Source: WDAM viewer).Lamar County School District confirmed this photo circulated through social media on Thursday (Photo Source: WDAM viewer).

    A photo circulating on social media referencing a threat to Purvis High School has landed a student in police custody. 

    More >>

    A photo circulating on social media referencing a threat to Purvis High School has landed a student in police custody. 

    More >>
  • Some top opioid providers raise red flags

    Some top opioid providers raise red flags

    Thursday, February 22 2018 4:48 PM EST2018-02-22 21:48:19 GMT

    Family physicians, nurse practitioners and doctors whose health care focuses on non-narcotic therapies are some of the nation’s most prolific opioid prescription writers in recent years.

    More >>

    Family physicians, nurse practitioners and doctors whose health care focuses on non-narcotic therapies are some of the nation’s most prolific opioid prescription writers in recent years.

    More >>
  • Southern Miss NCS4 helps keep Winter Olympics safe

    Southern Miss NCS4 helps keep Winter Olympics safe

    Thursday, February 22 2018 4:32 PM EST2018-02-22 21:32:13 GMT
    The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security, or NCS4, played a role in training security for the Winter Olympics. (Photo source: WDAM)The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security, or NCS4, played a role in training security for the Winter Olympics. (Photo source: WDAM)
    (Source: WDAM Staff)(Source: WDAM Staff)

    As the stunning flips and tricks of the 2018 Winter Olympics played out from South Korea over the past couple of weeks, we’ve watched and cheered on Team U.S.A. to bring home the gold.    What you might not know is the University of Southern Miss had a hand in the huge strides to keep the event safe and secure for athletes and spectators on the other side of the world. 

    More >>

    As the stunning flips and tricks of the 2018 Winter Olympics played out from South Korea over the past couple of weeks, we’ve watched and cheered on Team U.S.A. to bring home the gold.    What you might not know is the University of Southern Miss had a hand in the huge strides to keep the event safe and secure for athletes and spectators on the other side of the world. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly