Flag to fly for Richard III

Celebrations for Richard 111's birthday Credit: Calendar news

Richard III's flag will fly once again in Yorkshire today. His standard is being raised over Middleham Castle to mark his birthday. The King is said to have been particularly fond of Middleham, known in former times as the "Windsor of the North", preferring it to any of his other castles.

The round tower at the South-West corner of the curtain wall, traditionally known as the Prince's Tower, is said to be where Richard's son, Prince Edward, was born and died. Campaigners are currently trying to have Richard's bones buried in York.