King Richard III's remains will be reburied in Leicester Cathedral on 26th March 2015.
A service will be held on the day to remember the life and death of the only Monarch of England without a marked grave.
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We'll find out later when Richard III's remains will be reburied at Leicester Cathedral.
Work's starting there ahead of the reinterment almost two years after the bones were found underneath a council car park in the city.
Work will start today at Leicester Cathedral ahead of the planned reinterment of King Richard III's remains.
The king was found beneath a car park in Leicester in 2012.
The date for the reburial is yet to be revealed.
In May relatives of the king lost a High Court battle to have him reburied in York.
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.”