Richard III

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Richard III's descendants call for York burial

The remains of King Richard III were discovered in a council car park in Leicester. Credit: PA Wire

The descendants of King Richard III have demanded that his remains are reburied in York.

The monarch's 500-year-old skeleton was identified earlier this month after it was uncovered during an archaeological dig at a council car park in Leicester last year.

It is due due to be re-interred at Leicester Cathedral next year despite campaigns to bring them to York.

But today, nine of Richard III's descendants said they believed the king, the last monarch of the House of York, would have wanted to be buried.

In a statement they said: "We believe that such an interment was the desire of King Richard in life and we have written this statement so that his wishes may be fully recognised and upheld."

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