Hundreds of people have signed a petition calling for the remains of Richard III to be re-interred in a Catholic burial site according to the rites of the Church.
Following DNA testing, a skeleton discovered beneath a car park in the centre of Leicester was confirmed on Monday as being that of the king who was killed in battle in 1485, leading to Henry VII being crowned as the first Tudor monarch.
It is understood that Richard's remains are to be reinterred in Leicester Cathedral, in whose parish they were found. The king was laid to rest in the Franciscans' Greyfriars church, in Leicester, which was demolished during the Reformation.
Two other e-petitions have been launched, one supporting the plan to rebury him in Leicester and the other calling for his re-interment at York Minster.
However the authorities at Westminster Cathedral have said they would be "open to the idea" of the king's remains being interred there.
The Bishop of Nottingham, Malcolm McMahon, whose diocese includes Leicester, has said he would be happy to participate in the burial ceremony for Richard's remains.
Above: a reconstruction of King Richard III displayed at Monday's press conference. Photo: CNS/Andrew Winning, Reuters