King Richard III Procession To Narrowly Miss the Queen! - Queen Street Quarter

King Richard III Procession To Narrowly Miss the Queen!


Ever since the discovery of the bones of King Richard III under a car park in Leicester City Centre more than two years ago, there has been a global buzz surrounding the royal find.

Many thousands of fans of the last Plantagenet King have come from around the world to see where he spent his last days in Leicestershire and the place where he was killed during the Battle of Bosworth Field in August 1485.

Now, after two years of speculation as to whether the bones should be laid to rest in Leicester Cathedral, or in York Minster, it has been decided that he should be reburied in Leicester, near to where the remains were first discovered.

The lead up to the King Richard III reinterment will begin on Sunday (March 22) with a procession through Leicestershire, which will carry the remains from where the King fell during the War of the Roses at Fenn Lane Farm, near Bosworth Battlefield, to Leicester Cathedral.

And, in the final run up to the cathedral during the last part of the procession through the city, the King will travel only yards from our very own Queen (Street Apartments!) at approximately 5.30pm.

King Richard III will be in the Cultural Quarter

Once it reaches the city limits, the dignified and regal procession, which will be accompanied by the Bishop of Leicester, archaeologist Dr Richard Buckley and fully armoured knights on horseback, will move along High Street, past the Clock Tower and through the city centre to Leicester’s Cultural Quarter.

From the Curve Theatre it will then turn to move up Rutland Street and Belvoir Street, before heading up to Leicester Cathedral, where the remains will be received for reinterment.

The official reinterment of King Richard III will then take place on Thursday March 26 in Leicester Cathedral.

The Queen Street Apartments located right in the heart of the action

Hotels lining the route of the procession have been booked up for months, with people coming from as far afield as Australia and the USA to witness the historic event. There is also a huge series of historical events taking place to mark the occasion, as it is thought that many thousands will line the streets to witness the final journey of the last Plantagenet King.

Lucky residents of our Queen Street Apartments won’t need a hotel though, because they will be right in amongst the historic atmosphere, as the King Richard III procession will travel only one street away from where the apartments are located in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter.

At approximately 5.15pm on the day, the king will travel through the city centre via High Street, the Clock Tower, Gallowtree Gate, Halford Street, Rutland Street, Pocklingtons Walk and Grey Friars arriving at Leicester Cathedral at around 5.45pm. This means that he will be only yards away from our Queen (Street Apartments) at approximately 5.30pm!

The fact that the procession will move through the Cultural Quarter shows just how much emphasis the city places on its great history and heritage. And for those fortunate enough to live within walking distance of the procession on Sunday, it makes it an easy pleasure to be part of.

If you would like to find out more about our Queen Street Apartments, located in the heart of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter, just give us a call – we’d be happy to help.

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