Fifteen living relatives of King Richard III, whose body was unearthed from a council car park last year, are to challenge in the courts plans to rebury him in Leicester, as they want his reburial to be at York Minster.
Campaigners have argued that the king would have wanted to be put to rest at York Minster and that the remains should be moved to the city.
The MoJ has said it is the University of Leicester's decision to make as they had been granted permission to exhume the monarch.
Now 15 living relatives of the monarch, have announced they are to challenge the MoJ's decision to grant the licence to Leicester University.
An application for judicial review is to be lodged by lawyers in Leeds on behalf of the group, who are seeking to have the remains reburied in York.