Money pledged to Richard III tomb withdrawn

Money pledged towards funding Richard III's final resting place in Leicester is being withdrawn after a row over how his tomb should look.

The raised tomb for Richard III will be made from limestone Credit: Van Heyningen and Harward

The design of the raised stone tomb for the last Plantagenet king, which is to be installed at Leicester Cathedral, has caused a row in the society who campaigned to find the location of his forgotten grave.

Now, some supporters of the Richard III Society say they will not contribute funds towards the tomb's construction, after the new design was revealed last week.

Final approval for the tomb's design lies with the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England, which is expected to make a decision by late October.

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King Richard III's tomb plans

Plans for how King Richard III's tomb will look at Leicester Cathedral will be unveiled later, after his remains were found under a car park in the city earlier this year.