The descendants of King Richard III have demanded that his remains are reburied in York.
The monarch's 500-year-old skeleton was identified earlier this month after it was uncovered during an archaeological dig at a council car park in Leicester last year.
It is due due to be re-interred at Leicester Cathedral next year despite campaigns to bring them to York.
But today, nine of Richard III's descendants said they believed the king, the last monarch of the House of York, would have wanted to be buried.
In a statement they said: "We believe that such an interment was the desire of King Richard in life and we have written this statement so that his wishes may be fully recognised and upheld."
Descendants of King Richard III have demanded that his remains are reburied in York.
The remains of Richard III are likely to stay in Leicester according to Ladbrokes.
More than 1,000 people have signed an official petition to have Richard of York's remains brought back to Yorkshire.