• Portrait of Richard
  • Facial reconstruction of Richard
  • Richard leaving the Blue Boar
  • Battle of Bosworth Re-enactment
  • Image of cathedral
  • Medieval map of Leicester
  • Richards statue in current location
  • Richards statue in new location in cathedral gardens
  • Image of tomb design

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King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral

Here you will find everything you need to know about our plans for the reburial of the last of the Plantagenet kings. These plans are well advanced but are developing all the time, so please keep coming back because this website will be updated regularly.  On 16 June we revealed  the final tomb design, the project budget and the news that King Richard III’s coffin will be made by Michael Ibsen, his only named 100% confirmed modern-day relative.   You can watch a short video outlining what was said on that day here.

We expect soon to be able to announce the date of the King’s reburial – an event that will be important for the whole of our nation.

Here you also have an opportunity to make a donation to our fundraising appeal for the reburial of this king of England. Please do consider doing this because it is a responsibility we are undertaking on behalf of all the people of our nation. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Enjoy reading about our plans and stay with us. We are unlikely to experience anything like this again in any of our lifetimes.   It is going to be an exciting and memorable journey.

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Catch the most recent update on progress towards the reburial

Contractor appointed for King Richard III works

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A typical week in the life of….. The Project Assistant

My name is Emma Wigley. I’m the Richard III Project Assistant at Leicester Cathedral. I have been in this post for almost a year after graduating from the University of Leicester with a degree in An...Read more