Richard Taylor, Deputy Registra at the University of Leicester describes how the search for King Richard III was a 'thrilling prospect'.
He also described the significance of the use of DNA in proving the skeleton was that of King Richard III and how the university gave the world DNA finger printing.
Richard Buckley, the Lead Archaeologist at the University of Leicester confirms to the news conference that the skeleton is that of King Richard III.
– Philippa Langley, Richard III Society
"Wow, today marks the culmination of an extraordinary journey of discovery.
We have searched for Richard and we have found him, now it is time to honour him."
She describes how it was a near-miss. The dig almost got cancelled because one of the funding bodies pulled out.
The tomb design will be revealed in the next few weeks.
David Monteith from Leicester Cathedral says he is happy to be welcoming another king and formal preparations to begin shortly for a formal reinterment