The face of King Richard III to be unveiled today

A facial reconstruction of King Richard III is to be unveiled today, following yesterday's announcement that his skeleton had been found, under a car park in Leicester.

Read: Search for Richard III ends with car park dig.

Based on a CT scan, taken by the team behind the archaeological dig, the 'face' will be revealed today at The Society of Antiquaries in London.

The 'face' of King Richard III based on a CT scan image Credit: Channel 4

Last September The University of Leicester discovered a skeleton, thought to be that of the former King, who died in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

Due to extensive DNA tests, it was not confirmed until yesterday, that the skeleton did in fact belong to Richard III.

To read more on the search for King Richard III, visit the ITV News Central website.


Richard III search exhibition

King Richard III will be brought to life in two new exhibitions, following the discovery of the monarch's remains, under a council car park. 'Leicester's Search for a King' chronicles the search and excavation of his body.