I agree that it was a huge blow to his ego. But it did not kill him, any more than his mother's death did.
Elvis didn't so much miss Cilla as the ... let's say the power he had over her. He liked his women in their place, ie secondary to him and the other men around him.
She defied him. She said no. No one had ever done that to Elvis.
That's what he was hurting over. That, and the fact that she had taken up with another man so soon. "How could anyone follow me?" was his thinking.
The idea that he was in love with Cilla until he died is rubbish, IMO. I don't even think he was ever truly in love with her, or any woman.
I think you are spot-on with all of that Getlo. His ego was going to be crushed no matter who she left him for, when it was someone like Mike Stone that was the final blow. I remember back in 72 when Pris and Mike Stone turned up in a big color pic on the front of all the "Movie Magazines". People were stunned! Now remember, this was 1972, all we had to go by were his pictures and everyone's first question was...."Is this guy black?" THAT'S the 1st question the public had for Pris...how could she leave The King, the best-looking guy around for THIS guy????? I agree with you...I don't think Elvis was ever truly "in-love" with any woman. IF he was....I can think of a couple that probably ranked ahead of Pris....
I still don't understand. Since a gestation is 280 days and Lisa was born 276 days after the weddiing ; how can anyone say Cilla was pregnant before the wedding---or that she was late delivering the baby ?
Remember, gestation is an average of 280 days. Allowing for Cilla's cycle which may have even finished a couple of days prior to May 1st, that still leaves a couple of weeks to play with.
I see no reason to doubt Cilla's claims of wedding-night virginity.