Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Richard III: High Court ruling to be revealed on Friday

The Leicester Mercury reports that the High Court will reveal its judgment on Richard III on Friday at 10am.

The court will decide whether the original exhumation licence, which states that the remains of Richard III will be reburied in Leicester, should be upheld or dismissed.

As the Mercury says:
If the Ministry of Justice document is revoked, it means the former monarch’s final resting place is no longer determined, and a public consultation will be carried out to decide where his remains will be reinterred. 
However, if the three judges choose to support the exhumation licence, which is held by the University of Leicester, the remains of Richard III will be reburied at Leicester Cathedral next spring. The cathedral and Leicester City Council will be able to press on with preparations for a grand royal ceremony.

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