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Report: King Richard III reburied at Leicester Cathedral

There has been huge interest in King Richard III ever since his remains were found under a car park in Leicester more than two years ago.

For centuries Richard has been a controversial king. Even now the official website of the British monarchy says he wrongly took the crown from his young nephew who then vanished.

Today members of the Royal Family and a Hollywood A-lister attended a reinterment service for the last English king to die in battle. Callum Watkinson reports on the re-burial of a medieval monarch.


Derbyshire man charged with murder

A man from Derbyshire has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a man whose body was found in a Buckinghamshire park.

The body of Adam Fanelli, from Dunstable, Bedforshire, was found in Nash Park, in Winslow Road, on March 17.

Addy McAllister, from Bolsover, was arrested by Thames Valley Police in connection with the 31-year-old's death.

The 33-year-old has now been charged with murder and was remanded to appear at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court today.


Public able to visit Richard III's tomb from tomorrow

Members of the public will be able to visit King Richard III's tomb at Leicester Cathedral from tomorrow afternoon.

It's after the king's casket was reburied at the reinterment service this morning, attended by around 2,000 people.

Between Monday and Wednesday 20,000 people queued for up to four hours to catch a glimpse of the coffin itself as it lay in repose.

Archbishop: 'King Richard III was a human being'

Speaking to ITV News before the reburial service of King Richard III got underway at Leicester Cathedral, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said the whole experience felt 'fairly surreal'.

He also went on to say that King Richard III remains should be treated with respect.

"We have to remember that this was a human being, lots of stories about him, good ones, bad ones, but he was a human being who breathed lived, loved, hated, fought, died and therefore we have to treat his remains with respect. And he was a king"

– Archbishop of Canterbury
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Benedict Cumberbatch reads poem for ancestor Richard III

Hollywood star Benedict Cumberbatch had read a special poem written for the reburial ceremony for his ancestor, former King Richard III.

Watch his tribute:

Scientists at the University of Leicester have revealed they believe the Sherlock actor is a second cousin of the king, 16 times removed.

The service, held at Leicester Cathedral, saw the mortal remains of the last Plantagenet king lowered into a tomb where he will lie in rest.

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