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Richard III relatives win reburial court case

The skull of Richard III. Picture: PA/ University of Leicester

The skull of Richard III. Picture: PA/ University of Leicester

THE distant relatives of Richard III should not be liable for the full cost of a possible judicial review over the monarch’s reburial, the High Court has ruled.

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling’s lawyers argued that taxpayers should not have to foot the bill.

But a judge ruled today the relatives, who have formed the Plantagenet Alliance Ltd to fight for the remains to be buried at York Minster, are entitled to a protective costs order (PCO).

Mr Justice Haddon-Cave ruled that he was satisfied that “it was, and is, appropriate, to grant a full PCO”.

It is understood that loss of the PCO could have jeopardised the judicial review application going ahead.

The remains of the monarch were found beneath a Leicester car park last year.

• Read how a former Scotsman employee found the remains of Richard III

 

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