Richard III descendents lose High Court battle over remains

The High Court has ruled it is time for the remains of Richard III "to be given a dignified reburial, and finally laid to rest" - in Leicester Cathedral.

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Court battle over King Richard III's final resting place

A High Court battle over the final resting place for the remains of King Richard III begins today.

A mock up of Richard III based on research from the Society of Antiquaries Credit: PA

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".

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