Richard III's face to be revealed

Lecturer Jo Appleby, who led the exhumation of the remains, speaking at Leicester University after tests established that a skeleton is that of King Richard III

Michael Ibsen, a descendant of King Richard III, listens during the press conference at the University of Leicester

The skull and bones which have been confirmed as the remains of King Richard III (PA/University of Leicester)

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The face of King Richard III is set to be unveiled to the world after a skeleton found under a council car park was confirmed as that of the last Plantagenet king.

A facial reconstruction of the monarch is to be released by the Richard III Society after it was confirmed that a skeleton unearthed in Leicester was that of the king who died in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

The image is based on a CT scan taken by experts at the University of Leicester, who discovered the king's skeleton during an archaeological dig last September with the help of the society.

King Richard III's skeleton was found in the remains of the choir of the Greyfriars church, which now lies under a social services car park in the city.

The facial reconstruction will be unveiled at The Society of Antiquaries at Burlington House in Piccadilly, London.

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