Timetable of events for King Richard III's reburial

King Richard III Credit: PA

Thousands of people are expected to turn out today as King Richard III's remains are reburied.

King Richard's remains were found under a car park in Leicester in 2012.

Timetable of today's events:

  • 10:50am - King Richard's coffin will emerge from the University of Leicester. This is the first time the coffin will be seen by the public.

  • 11:40am - The coffin will depart from the University.

  • 12:30pm - Private ceremony at Fenn Lane Farm (the closest place to Richard III's death).

  • 1:25pm - Service on the village green.

  • 1:55pm - Service outside the Sutton Cheney Church ('Battlefield church').

  • 2:20pm - Ceremony at the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre.

  • 3:40pm - Service in Market Bosworth.

  • 3:55pm - Depart from Market Bosworth travelling through Newbold Verdon and Desford.

  • 4:30pm - City Mayor, Lord Mayor and Guild of Freemen welcome the remains at the medieval city boundary at Bow Bridge.

  • 4:50pm - Walking procession to St Nicholas Church followed by a service. The coffin will then be transferred to a horse drawn hearse for procession through the centre of Leicester. It will leave the church at approximately 5:15pm to travel through the city centre via High Street, the Clock Tower, Gallowtree Gate, Halford Street, Rutland Street, Pocklingtons Walk and Grey Friars.

  • 5:45pm - Coffin arrives at Leicester Cathedral. Responsibility for King Richard's remains will be transferred from the University to the Church outside the Cathedral. The coffin will then be received into Leicester Cathedral.

All times are approximate.

Monday 23 & Tuesday 24 March:

Leicester Cathedral will be open to the public to view King Richard III's coffin between 09:00am & 12:30pm and 2:00pm and 5:00pm.

Wednesday 25 March:

Leicester Cathedral will be open to the public to view King Richard III's coffin between 09:00am & 12:30pm.

The Cathedral will be closed in the afternoon to prepare for Thursday's service.

King Richard III's remains were discovered under a car park in Leicester Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Thursday 26 March:

  • 10:30am - Procession of significant guests from Leicester Guildhall to Leicester Cathedral.

  • 11:30am - Service of Reinterment of the Remains of King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral.

Friday 27 March:

  • 12:00pm - Service of Reveal of the Tomb and Celebration for King Richard III.

Saturday 28 March:

Leicester Cathedral will be open to the public as normal to view the sealed tomb of King Richard III.