Richard III was not the "bunch-backed toad" described by Shakespeare and was hardly affected by his famous deformity, a study has shown.
The funeral crown of King Richard III will be in Tewkesbury this weekend at an event to commemorate the Battle of Tewkesbury.
Scientists at the University of Leicester plan to map Richard III's entire genome to reveal more personal details about him.
Leicester Cathedral have confirmed they have appointed a contractor to prepare the Cathedral for the return of King Richard III next year.
Work is due to begin in August and continue until January to create a special place of honour for the King's tomb.
FWA Conservation will not make the tomb itself.
The Bishop of Leicester has described a new sculpture which was unveiled at the opening of Leicester Cathedral's new gardens.
Reverend Tim Stephens, said:
The sculpture comprises steel plates which take us on a journey through the events of that day when Richard III was killed at the battle of Bosworth... We see the silhouette of the king mounted on a horse, falling from his horse, engaged in battle, finally slain and removed from the battlefield.
The MP for York Central has urged the Government to hold a meeting with civic and church leaders from both Leicester and York, to ensure King Richard III's funeral does not exclude those from the North of England.
Hugh Bayley asked the Civil Liberties Minister Simon Hughes to attend a discussion about the King's reburial but he refused saying the matter had already come before the courts.
The King's remains will be re-buried at Leicester Cathedral next year.
Richard III is back. His statue which was first unveiled in 1980 has been fully restored and moved to a new home.
It was removed from Castle Gardens in Leicester last month and has been unveiled at Cathedral Gardens.
Leicestershire has seen an £86million pound boost in tourism since the discovery of the remains of King Richard III.
Most of the money was spent on hotels and visitor attractions. And with the reburial of the king taking place next year, that figure is expected to grow further.
David Monteith, Dean of Leicester, has given his reaction to the reburial of King Richard III in Leicester and described it as "making history."
King Richard III's coffin will be made by Michael Ibsen, the relative of the King whose DNA was used to confirm that it was in fact the Monarch himself.
Michael Ibsen is a known direct descendent of Richard lll’s sister, Anne. He's Canadian but is now living in London, and as a cabinet maker has been charged with making the coffin in which the King will be laid to rest next year.
Mr Ibsen says he is looking forward to the challenge.
“I’m really looking forward to starting the project. It’s seems a very appropriate gift to offer to my royal ancestor.”
The budget for the reburial of King Richard III has been set out this morning, at an estimated £2.5 million.
The reinterment has been described as a 'major national event', and £1.4 million of the budget will be spent on the building work at Leicester Cathedral.
The new resting place for the last Plantagenet King has been designed by London-based designers Van Heyningen & Haward Architects, as part of their ongoing remodelling of the cathedral.
The first information about the reinterment of King Richard III will be given today since the Judicial review verdict which ensured he would remain in Leicester.
The Dean of Leicester will reveal the design of the tomb, the costs and the fundraising process to complete the project.
More details will be revealed today about the reinterment of King Richard III in Leicester.
It is after the High Court ruled that the University of Leicester has the right to bury King Richard III's remains in the city's cathedral, despite opposition from distant relatives in York.
The Dean of Leicester Cathedral will reveal the design of the tomb that has been agreed. Some suggested a table top tomb would be more suitable than the designs originally laid out by the Cathedral.
The Cathedral will also outline the costs of the reburial and the fundraising process.