BBC: Richard III: More than 5,000 people visit Leicester Cathedral coffin

Fred Manzo March 25, 2015 0
BBC: Richard III: More than 5,000 people visit Leicester Cathedral coffin

More than 5,000 people have visited Leicester Cathedral to view Richard III’s coffin before his remains are reintered on Thursday.

Richard III burial Royal British Legion stand Guard

Royal British Legion stand guard at Richard III burial

The king’s casket went on display on Monday morning and people waited up to four hours to see it.

Richard III’s skeleton was found under a car park in Leicester in 2012.

A requiem mass was said at Holy Cross Church in Leicester earlier, led by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England.

The reburial ceremony will be held at Leicester Cathedral later this week, led by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby…..

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