With the next court hearing over Lisa Marie Presley’s (far right, next to “Elvis” actor Austin Butler) estate scheduled for April 13, insiders fear Priscilla Presley (second from left) might be teaming up with her daughter’s ex-husband Michael Lockwood in her fight against granddaughter Riley Keough (far left).
Priscilla Presley didn’t turn up at the Oscars Sunday — when “Elvis” failed to win any of its eight nominations — but that may be because she’s preparing for the latest battle move in her fight over daughter Lisa Marie’s Presley’s estate.
Despite her absence, last week Priscilla, 77, made her first red-carpet appearance since Lisa Marie’s Jan. 12 death, to celebrate the launch of the new Netflix show “Agent Elvis.”
As Page Six has reported, she is battling her granddaughter, actress Riley Keough, over Lisa Marie’s estate — and the keys to Graceland.
The next hearing is set for April 13 in Los Angeles, and Lisa Marie’s ex-husband Michael Lockwood, father to her 14-year-old twins Finley and Harper, is now seeking to represent the girls in the legal contest.
While Lisa Marie reportedly wanted nothing to do with her ex, sources told Page Six that Priscilla and Lockwood have been close for a number of years — leading to fears they could gang up against Keough, 33.
The guitarist, 61, asked a judge last week to appoint him “guardian ad litem” over Harper and Finley, giving him the authority to speak on behalf of his daughters according to court documents obtained by Page Six.
“This is nothing new, Michael and Priscilla have always been close,” one Hollywood source told The Post.
Lockwood was not invited to attend Lisa Marie’s funeral in Graceland in January, but Priscilla got him in.
Lockwood and Lisa Marie had been at odds since she filed for divorce in 2016 after 10 years of marriage — including a custody battle that had only been finalized in October.
Sources previously told Page Six that Lisa Marie and Priscilla’s relationship was fraught.
After Lisa Marie died on January 12, it was confirmed that Graceland would go to her three daughters.
However, Priscilla is contesting “the authenticity and validity” of Keough’s appointment, claiming “there are many issues surrounding” it.
Amid the legal challenge, Joel Weinshanker, a Managing Partner at Elvis Presley Enterprises, spoke out in favor of Riley maintaining her trustee role.
In a statement to Page Six, Priscilla said: “There is an individual that bought their way into the family enterprise that is trying to speak on behalf of our family. This person is not a representative of Elvis or our family.” She did not name the person.
Although there were reports Monday that Keough had changed the locks at Graceland, a Graceland spokesperson said: “These reports are entirely untrue. No locks at Graceland have been changed since Lisa Marie’s passing.”
Page Six has reached out to reps for Priscilla and Lockwood.
Keough, meanwhile, was partying at the Vanity Fair Oscars bash Sunday night with her husband, Ben Smith-Petersen, and said she had sent Austin Butler — nominated for the title role of “Elvis” — a good-luck message earlier that day.
Butler, 31, lost out to Brendan Fraser in “The Whale.”