The High Court is today expected to give its decision of the judicial review which contested whether the Ministry of Justice should have given the rights to the University of Leicester permitting the remains of King Richard III to be buried in the city's cathedral.
The King's remains were discovered buried under a council car park in Leicester in 2012.
Relatives of King Richard III won the right to bring High Court proceedings to challenge where his remains should be buried.
The battle over where the remains of King Richard III should be laid to rest has ended, with judges postponing their final decision until they have considered the evidence further.
Relatives of the former monarch who make up the Plantagenet Alliance have argued that there should have been a national public consultation over where he would be reinterred.
Their counsel, Gerard Clarke, told the court that the issue was important as Richard III was the last English king to die in battle - and so should not be treated as just "any old bones".
But counsel for the government, James Eadie, said there was "no statutory or common law duty to consult".
Lady Justice Hallett, sitting with Mr Justice Ouseley and Mr Justice Haddon-Cave, said the court would take time to consider its judgment and told the parties: "We shall let you know our decision as soon as possible."
A Leicester City Council representative has told the High Court that the council has no commonlaw duty to consult about where to reinter the remains of Richard III.
He had added the council was "more than happy" with the university's burial plans, and said it was time to let his remains be reburied in what he called "the beautiful surroundings of Leicester Cathedral".
The Plantagenet Alliance Ltd, formed by the distant relatives of King Richard III, are fighting for the late monarch's remains to be buried at York Minster, claiming it was the king's wish.
They are bringing judicial review proceedings against Justice Secretary Chris Grayling, the University of Leicester - which intends to bury the remains at Leicester Cathedral - and Leicester City Council.
Their solicitor, Matthew Howarth, from law firm Gordons, said:
Quite why our opponents have declined the obviously sensible option of independent adjudication, preferring to incur substantial legal costs - including for the taxpayer - and tie up considerable court time, is inexplicable.
Although many people are astonished we've got this far, we'll go to the hearing with every confidence in our position, intending to state our case clearly and believing there's every chance the licence will be quashed.
If that happens, the odds about the king eventually being laid to rest in York will shorten dramatically.
At the heart of the case is a Ministry of Justice decision to grant a "section 25 licence" under the Burial Act giving archaeologists from the university licence to excavate, and the university permission to decide where to re-bury the bones, which were exhumed in the city 19 months ago.
A High Court battle over the final resting place for the remains of King Richard III begins today.
After the king's remains were discovered buried under a council car park in Leicester in 2012 they were expected to be re-interred at the city's cathedral.
However, distant relatives of the monarch formed an alliance and brought the action in what has been described as "the (legal) Wars of the Roses part 2".
David Chambers, Director of the Leicester Botanic Garden, is hoping that today's magnificent weather can attract more visitors than last week, when the university made over £760 for the Leicestershire Alzheimer's Society.
The University of Leicester has opened its botanic garden today, for the second weekend in a row, as it hopes to raise money for the Leicestershire Alzheimer's Society.
The Sandstone Garden, in front of Beaumont Hall, is celebrating the spring bloom of crocuses.
The University's biology department has been researching the flower and have set up an exhibition at the venue.
Director, Richard Gornall said:
"This wonderful display that far too few people get to use. It is a bright spot in an otherwise quiet time in the gardening calendar."
Around 300 delegates are expected to attend the University of Leicester this weekend.
UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space - the UK's national student space society - selected Leicester because of the city's connections with the space industry.
It is hoped delegates will be able to network with local companies.
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A historian who traced the living relatives of King Richard III is accusing the University of Leicester of destroying parts of the skeleton.
John Ashdown-Hill, who also helped pinpoint where the former monarch was buried, says testing the remains to find out more about the king's genetic make up is "destructive" and unnecessary.
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