Sunday, 22 March 2015

Richard III's funeral, in pictures

It's been a truly historic day as the funeral cortege of Richard III, King of England passed through Leicestershire on his final journey. The king's remains were found in Leicester city centre in 2012 and confirmed as his in 2013. He will be reburied in Leicester Cathedral on March 26th.


The coffin of Richard III in Leicester Cathedral

The day was emotional, exciting and extraordinary. From the departure from the University of Leicester to the moving moment when his coffin was brought to Bosworth Field, the place where he lost his crown and his life, to the last journey through the city centre where his cortege was showered in white roses it was dignified and very regal. Here are some of the highlights - in photos.

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