Hopes fading for Richard III's return to Gloucester
HOPES are fading that the remains of Richard III will be interred in Gloucester.
Yesterday it was confirmed the skeleton found underneath a car park in Leicester is that of the monarch.
The king was a former Duke of Gloucester and some people have argued that his remains should be interred at Gloucester Cathedral, alongside Edward II.
However, after the University of Leicester said DNA identified in the bones matched his descendants, the remains are set to be interred at that city's Cathedral.
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Although he was killed in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 and buried in Leicester, he had strong links with Gloucester.
He gave the city the Royal Charter and his coat of arms is on St Michael's Tower.
Gloucester MP Richard Graham spoke up for bringing the remains back to Gloucester and Cathedral lay clerk and city councillor Sebastian Field agreed.
"The chances appear to be fairly slim now," said Councillor Field (LD, Kingsholm and Wotton).