One year on - remembering the reinterment of King Richard III

It seems hard to believe that nearly twelve months have passed since the reinterment of King Richard III took place at Leicester Cathedral. To mark the occasion, the King Richard III Visitor Centre has launched a photography exhibition – Reinterment: One Year On – which tells the story of what was a truly historic week for Leicester and Leicestershire.

Thousands of images were captured during the return of the King’s remains to Leicester, the reinterment itself and the amazing Leicester Glows event and the team at the Visitor Centre, working in partnership with the Cathedral, felt that the most iconic of these images should be on display.

A very special final element to the exhibition will be completed on the eve of the first anniversary of the reinterment with the unveiling of a huge portrait of King Richard III, created from hundreds of images taken during the events of last March. The Visitor Centre team are now appealing for anyone who captured an image of any element of the reinterment to send in their photographs to help create the portrait.

Iain Gordon, Visitor Centre Director said: “The reinterment of King Richard III was such an historic occasion and the many thousands of people taking part in the proceedings really helped to create such a special atmosphere in the city and the county.

“We would now like to ask anyone who took photographs of last March’s events to contribute to creating a huge portrait of Richard.”

Digital images, which should be no larger than 500KB in size, can be submitted via email to: by 14th March.

Reinterment: One Year On is on display until 2nd May and is included in admission to the King Richard III Visitor Centre. The final portrait will be on display from 26th March.