Elvis Presley’s London visit confirmed by Tommy Steele

Entertainer says he did take The King around the capital

British entertainer Tommy Steele has confirmed that he did take Elvis Presley on a trip around London in 1958.

It was previously reported by a cohort of Steele‘s, Bill Kenwright, that Presley visited England, despite it being generally thought that he never visited the country in his lifetime.

Steele confirmed that the trip did occur, but said he regrets the news leaking to the press. In a note to the Daily Mail Steele said he “swore never to divulge publicly” what happened.

“I can only hope he [Presley] can forgive me,” he wrote. It was an event shared by two young men sharing the same love of their music and the same thrill of achieving something unimaginable.”