Countess of Wessex to attend the reinterment of King Richard III

The Dean of Leicester has announced that Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex is to attend the Reinterment Service for King Richard lll on Thursday March 26th at Leicester Cathedral. She will be joined by their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.

In his capacity as Patron of the Richard III Society, Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester will also be attending Compline, the Service of Reception on Sunday March 22nd at Leicester Cathedral.

The Very Revd David Monteith, Dean of Leicester says: ‘We are highly delighted and honoured to receive three members of the Royal Family to the reinterment of King Richard. I know that our city and county will offer a very warm welcome to our principal guests’.

  • The Dig for Richard III was led by the University of Leicester, working with Leicester City Council and in association with the Richard III Society. The originator of the Search project was Philippa Langley of the Richard III Society.