Richard III’s final cortège

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Clare Priory played a small part in the reburial of one of England’s most famous kings at the weekend.

On Sunday, Richard III, King of England from 1483 to 1485, was buried in Leicester Cathedral after his remains were found in a car park in the city in 2012.

Rosary beads and a cross blessed at the priory in January were placed in Richard’s casket. The Priory was chosen for its links with Richard’s family.

His mother, Cecily Neville, lived in Clare Castle and was buried, along with other family members, in the priory.