Richard III Burial

November 26, 2013 by  

Richard III Burial, The legal battle over where the remains of Richard III should be buried has been adjourned at the High Court.

A judicial review will decide whether the procedure that lead to his bones being excavated in Leicester, allowing them to be reburied at the city’s cathedral, was conducted correctly.

The court agreed to an application to have Leicester City Council joined as a party to the judicial review.

The council said it is prepared to enter consultation over the reburial.

The court said this could affect the timetabling of the full judicial review hearing.

The Plantagenet Alliance, an organisation that includes some of the king’s distant relatives, wants him buried in York Minster in accordance with what they believe were his wishes.

It is challenging the Justice Secretary’s decision not to consult further before granting a licence to the University of Leicester to excavate the remains.

When the bones, discovered under a car park in the city, were confirmed as Richard the decision was taken for him to be reinterred in Leicester.

A High Court judge gave the Alliance permission to bring judicial review proceedings against the Justice Secretary and the university.

But that process has now be adjourned so that the city council can play a role in the decision over what happens to the remains.

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