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Prince William waves at children in Coventry Credit: Stoke Primary School

Hundreds of excited children catch a glimpse of Prince William during his visit to the War Memorial Park in Coventry. The Duke of Cambridge is the president of the Fields in Trust charity, the park is the first to be dedicated as part of the Centenary Fields programme in partnership with the Royal British Legion.

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HRH Princess Royal opens two schools in Redditch

Princess Anne took time to talk to pupils Credit: ITV News Central/Bob Withers

Princess Anne has been opening two new academy schools in Worcestershire today.

Her Royal Highness arrived at the RSA Academy Arrow Vale by helicopter to tour its two sites.

Princess Royal arrived by helicopter this lunchtime Credit: ITV News Central/Bob Withers

Princes Charles visits RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon

The Prince is visiting various locations in Warwickshire today Credit: ITV News Central

Prince Charles has been watching a short Shakespeare performance by local pupils at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon.

His Royal Highness is visiting various landmarks in Warwickshire today.

The trip to RSC is part of the Shakespeare 450th year celebrations which have been taking place in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Richard III burial decision 'highly regrettable'

A mock up of Richard III based on research from the Society of Antiquaries
A mock up of Richard III based on research from the Society of Antiquaries. Credit: PA

The lawyer who spearheaded Richard III's descendants' legal challenge has described the High Court decision as "highly regrettable".

Matthew Howarth, partner at Yorkshire law firm Gordons, said his clients were now considering appealing against the ruling.

Mr Howarth said: "We obviously respect and accept today's verdict, and are grateful to have had the opportunity to raise this matter before the courts, but are naturally disappointed at the decision, which we regard as highly regrettable."

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Work begins on King Richard III cathedral gardens

Work has begun on the King Richard III cathedral gardens in Leicester. The centre is located on the site where the remains of the former Plantagenet King were found buried in a grave in September 2012.

The centre is due to open later this Summer.

The High Court has ruled that the University of Leicester does have the rights to bury King Richard III's remain in the city's cathedral.

READ: King Richard III remains to be buried in Leicester

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Richard III court battle was 'waste of time and money'

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has blasted Plantagenet Alliance, the group who fought to have Richard III buried in York, for wasting taxpayers money.

He said he was pleased with the High Court's decision to rebury the King's remains in Leicester, where they were found.

He added: "I am frustrated and angry that the Plantagenet Alliance - a group with tenuous claims to being relatives of Richard III - have taken up so much time and public money."

Dean of Leicester: "A day to open the champagne"

The Dean of Leicester, The Very Reverend David Monteith, said:

"This is a day to open the champagne that's been sat in my fridge. Let's just rejoice that the judgement has come."

The Dean of Leicester, The Very Reverend David Monteith Credit: ITV News Central

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University of Leicester: 'Work is undisputed'

The University of Leicester says its work is 'undisputed' after the High Court ruled the University does have the rights to bury King Richard III's remain in the city's cathedral.

This is a victory for common sense and justice and it upholds the norms and agreed practice for archaeological excavations.

King Richard III received a Christian burial in Leicester over 500 years ago and it is only right, now that the Church where he was buried has been destroyed, that he is reinterred in the Cathedral in the same parish with honour and dignity.

The fact that the University of Leicester discovered the King through the expertise of its archaeological work and subsequent scientific investigation is undisputed.

– University of Leicester spokesperson

READ: King Richard III remains to be buried in Leicester

The King's remains were discovered buried under a council car park in Leicester in 2012 by archaeologists.

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