Crown made for Richard III reburial

The crown Credit: John Ashdown-Hill

A new crown has been made for the reburial of Richard III. The 15th century style crown has taken 15 months to build and is plated with gold and set with garnets, sapphires and pearls.

It has been designed based on the head measurements taken from the king's remains which were discovered in Leicester city centre under a car park two years ago.