Saturday, May 04, 2013

Plans for the reinterment of Richard III at Leicester Cathedral

The American website has some detail on the plans for the reinterment of Richard III at Leicester Cathedral:
“There’s a very strong likelihood that the re-interment will be May 2014, depending upon the members of the royal family who wish to attend, plus the bishop and mayor,” said Keith Cousins of the diocese of Leicester. 
“There will be a two- or three-day time line, possibly with a small ceremony at Bosworth Battlefield, a process in, and then a receiving in the cathedral, which is very dramatic and visual. 
“We will have visitation for people to come see the coffin, and then he will be physically interred in a private ceremony overnight. The next day, we will have a memorial service with the royals, which will be broadcast live.” 
Organizers are looking at the procession and reception of remains between May 4-25, and the memorial service between May 8-29, 2014.

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