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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Leicester 'proud' to bury Richard III

Leicester Cathedral where Richard III will now be buried. Credit: PA

Nick Rushton, leader of Leicestershire County Council, said: "I'm glad the waiting is over and the issue is finally settled.

"It has been a very undignified time as you must remember this is the body of a man - and a king of England. He deserves to be buried with dignity and honour in Leicester Cathedral.

"Next year it will be 530 years since Richard III died at Bosworth - the last King to die in battle - and it will be with great pride that the people of Leicestershire will be part of the ceremony."

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