Go-ahead for King Richard III burial case.
A JUDGE has expressed his hope that a dispute over where the
remains of King Richard III should be reburied will be settled without
the need for an "unseemly, undignified and unedifying" legal
tussle. Mr Justice Haddon-Cave gave a group of the monarch's
relatives the go-ahead to bring High Court proceedings in what he
described as an "unprecedented" case. Richard's remains
were discovered in Leicester last year: archaeologists from the
University of Leicester were given permission to decide where the bones
should be reburied by the Ministry of Justice and the university has
decided that Richard should be re-interred at Leicester Cathedral. But
relatives who have formed the Plantagenet Alliance want the remains
buried at York Minster, claiming it was the King's wish. A full
hearing to resolve the case is expected later in the year.