Procession route for King's cortege announced

Posted by ap507 at Feb 23, 2015 05:06 PM |
Details of Richard III's ceremonial procession revealed
Procession route for King's cortege announced

The remains of Richard III, in the excavated gravesite. Copyright: University of Leicester

Preparations are underway for a ceremonial procession bringing King Richard III’s mortal remains to their final resting place in the heart of Leicester.

The remains are due to be taken from the University to the place of his death at Bosworth Field and then on to Leicester Cathedral for his reinterment next month, stopping along the way in places both in the city and the county which would have played a role in his life and death.

As part of that, thousands of residents and businesses along the route are being informed of how the spectacular commemorations will unfold and what arrangements are being made for the once-in-a-lifetime event.

Organisers are expecting huge public interest in the procession, meaning a series of rolling road closures and special arrangements to ensure an unobstructed route through the city.

A number of events and services are taking place from March 21 to March 29 across the city as part of the reinterment, which will also have implications for traffic, travel and those living and working in the city centre.

On Thursday, March 26, King Richard III will be reinterred in Leicester Cathedral in a spectacular ceremony attended by guests and media from across the world.

Finally, on Friday, March 27, the sealed tomb will be revealed to the public for the first time – an event also expected to lead to a huge number of visitors to the city.