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Richard III photo mosaic unveiled to mark year since burial

Photo mosaic portrait of Richard III Photo: King Richard III Visitor Centre

A portrait of King Richard III made up of thousands of images from the reinterment events will be unveiled later today in Leicester.

The photo-mosaic is composed of photos taken during a week of events to mark the re-burial of the monarch this time last year.

Photos were sent in from members of the public as well as several local institutions including:

  • Leicester Cathedral
  • University of Leicester
  • Leicester City Council
  • Leicestershire County Council
eople view souvenirs and memorabilia in the gift shop at the Richard III visitor centre in Leicester. Credit: PA

“The Visitor Centre wanted to remember the reinterment in a really special way, whilst also acknowledging the involvement of those who took part in the proceedings and made it a very special occasion.

“We are delighted to unveil the portrait of King Richard III and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed images.”

– Iain Gordon, Visitor Centre Director

It's part of the Visitor Centre's photography exhibition 'Reinterment: One Year On', which launched in February.

The portrait will be on display until 2nd May.