The Plantagenet Alliance Limited, who are campaigning to see the former king reburied in York, challenged the justice secretary’s decision not to consult further before granting a licence to the University of Leicester to excavate the remains. The licence also enables the university to decide where the remains are reinterred.
But the court concluded: “There are no public law grounds for the Court interfering with the decisions in question. In the result, therefore, the Claimant’s application for Judicial Review is dismissed.”
Here we round up some of the Twitter reaction to the news:
— Marcus Alcock (@MarcusAlcock1) May 23, 2014
— ♥ Miss Atomic Bomb ♥ (@princess_rhi_48) May 23, 2014
Well done to the 3 judges who saw sense and let #RichardIII remains finally be able to be laid to rest in Leicester Cathederal. 🙂
— Malc Mcfadden (@crazygreek70) May 23, 2014
— Rosie Joy Glover (@DelectionPie) May 23, 2014
Ugh! It’s not a “triumph” for Leicester to be reinterring #RichardIII‘s remains. You ghouls! He should be buried in York as a son of York.
— Michele (@Public_Pers) May 23, 2014
The logic of #richardiii being buried in Leicester escapes me I’m afraid. Why would he want to be buried there? York or Westminster surely?
— Kirsty Hannam (@kirstyhannam) May 23, 2014
Can’t say I’m surprised by the decision about #RichardIII but a little disappointed. However, I am glad that he can finally be laid to rest.
— Deborah Marson (@debmarson) May 23, 2014
#RichardIII staying in Leicester: think it’s the right decision!he wasn’t born here but leics have looked after him for the last 500 years!
— NikkiE (@Nikkiespiner) May 23, 2014
So glad to hear that Richard III remains are to stay in Leicester. It’s where he should be! Good decision. #RichardIII
— Kel (@KellyIngram999) May 23, 2014
Burying #RichardIII in Leicester is disrespectful. It should be Westminster as per his kin & tradition or at least York. Absurd decision.
— Jenny Carr (@jennycarr1978) May 23, 2014
— David ‘Fred’ Thorp (@Madtyke74) May 23, 2014