Relatives of Richard III, whose body was unearthed in Leicester, have won the right to challenge plans to rebury his remains in the city.
The Prince of Wales has presented the Mercian regiment in Worcestershire with their new colours in a ceremony rich with tradition.
A facial reconstruction of King Richard III is on display today in Leicester's Guildhall on the first stop of a nationwide tour.
His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester is expected to visit Birmingham today to open the new flagship RSPCA Animal Centre and Hospital.
Prince Richard will join RSPCA staff and volunteers and the charity's chief executive, Gavin Grant, at the official opening at around 11 o'clock this morning.
The Duke will then be given a tour of the site before speaking with staff and volunteers.
The new centre at Newbrook Farm in Frankley has been in use since the end of 2012 and is the RSPCA's national centre of excellence for animal welfare.
Two hundred new military dog kennels have been opened today by Princess Anne, at the Animal Defence Centre in Melton Mowbray. Major Steve Leavis, from the centre, is pleased with the new facility and how 'staff-friendly' they are.
Princess Royal has met with officers and been shown around the new facilities at the Animal Defence Centre in Leicestershire.
The Princess officially opened the new military dog kennels there, at a ceremony this morning.
Princess Anne is visiting The Woodland Trust's Jubilee Woods project in Leicestershire today.
The Princess is opening the Paralympic Grove, where one million trees will be planted to celebrate Team GB's success in the 2012 Paralympic Games.
Paralympic champion swimmer Ellie Simmonds is also at the event, where Princess Anne will plant an Oak tree, as a lasting legacy.
Princess Anne was in Leicestershire this morning to officially open new military kennel blocks at the Defence Animal Centre in Melton Mowbray.
The new blocks can accommodate 200 dogs and have a specially designed acoustic roof which reduces the noise of barking.
The dogs at the centre are trained for use in action in places such as Iraq and Afghanistan.
Princess Anne's visit comes after the Ministry of Defence has been criticised for putting down some military dogs once their term of service has ended.
New military dog kennel blocks at Melton Mowbray, east Leicestershire, are due to be officially opened by Princess Anne today.
The Princess Royal, who in Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, will inspect the new kennels as well as watch a series of dog demonstrations.
The three new kennel blocks can house 200 dogs, and have been designed to reduce noise levels.
They also feature thermostatically-controlled heating, extractor fans and lighting.
Villa fans have spoken of their delight at learning Prince William plans to bring his young son up to support the Midland club.
Supporters heading to today's home game against Everton told ITV News Central that they think it will be good for the club - with one even claiming it made Aston Villa the official club of the UK.
Prince William's ambition to persuade his son George to follow Aston Villa could see the future King join a powerful set of supporters of the Midlands team.
Mayor of Leicester Sir Peter Soulsby has welcomed the judicial review into the final resting place of King Richard III.
He says he's confident the outcome will be a 'sensible one', as the monarch's skeleton has been buried in the city for more than 500 years after his death at the Battle of Bosworth in Leicestershire.