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Richard III crown displayed in Tewkesbury Abbey

Richard III funeral crown
Image caption The funeral crown is going on display for one day at Tewkesbury Abbey

An ornate golden crown that will go onto the coffin of Richard III when he is re-buried is being displayed at Tewkesbury Abbey.

The crown was commissioned and paid for by the historian Dr John Ashdown-Hill who helped identify the king's remains.

Amanda Thomas from Tewkesbury Abbey said: "It's gold with sapphires, diamonds, garnets, studded with jewels, a lovely piece."

Dr Ashdown-Hill will also be giving a talk about his work at the Abbey later.

The remains of the king were found buried in a Leicester car park, with DNA tests used to confirm the identity.

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