Ancient remains dug up in a Leicester council car park have been confirmed as belonging to King Richard III, who ruled England from 1452 to 1485.
The University of Leicester archaeologists who discovered the skeleton five months ago announced the news at a press conference this morning, describing the find as "truly astonishing."
Richard Buckley, lead archaeologist said: "The individual exhumed at Grey Friars is indeed Richard III."
Scientists confirmed today that ancient remains found in a Leicester car park belong to Richard III, the country's last Plantagenet king.
Scientists at the University of Leicester will today announce if remains found in Leicester were those of King Richard III.