Richard III remains confirmed - but may not be coming to Gloucester
Remains found undernearth a car park are those of Richard III it has been confirmed - but they probably won't be coming to Gloucester.
The murdered king was a former Duke of Gloucester and some people have argued that his remains should be interred at Gloucester Cathedral, where Edward II is also interred.
However, after the Univserity of Leicester said today that DNA identified in bones dug up in Leicester matched his descendents, the remains are set to be interred at that city's Cathedral.
Although Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 and buried at Leicester's Grey Friars monastery, he had strong links with Gloucester as well as being its Duke.
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He gave Gloucester 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 if they proved to be the monarch's, 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). "I'm a massive fan of Richard III, in fact my whole family is.
"I'm aware there has been a campaign to bring the remains here but as has been said before, possession appears to be nine tenths of the law. I have written to Richard Graham about it and he agrees with me that it will be quite hard to do this."