British MP calls for state funeral for Richard III

Leicester South MP Jon Ashworth believes that a state funeral would be appropriate for the recently-discovered remains, believed to be those of King Richard III. "I think he should have a state funeral because he is the last English monarch to have died on a battlefield," said Ashworth.

The Rt Rev Tim Stevens, Bishop of Leicester, has suggested Leicester Cathedral for the funeral since Richard, who was killed at Bosworth in 1485, would have been a Catholic.