Issued by City of York Council
Cllr James Alexander, leader of City of York Council said: “Whilst we acknowledge the sensitivities and delicacy of this matter, we have a duty to reflect the voice of the people of York, King Richard III’s descendants and academic opinion.
“As a council we have sent written representation to the Crown and the Ministry of Justice and we await their response.
“Whatever the outcome we would want a lasting memorial to this last Yorkist monarch in his spiritual home.”
Kersten England, Chief Executive of City of York Council said: “We very much hope to forge a closer relationship with Leicester City Council. I’ve talked to the Chief Executive about the future, which I hope will lead to developing the legacy of rediscovering Richard, sharing the learning around the excavation and analysis of his remains and how this can bring two great cathedral cities together.”
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