Richard III descendant to craft king's coffin

In 2013, when experts believed they had discovered the remains of King Richard III, they turned to Michael Ibsen, a 17th generation relation of the monarch for DNA testing. Now Ibsen has been tapped for service again - as the builder of the royal coffin.

Canadian-born Ibsen is a London cabinet maker and a direct descendant of King Richard’s older sister Anne of York. “I’m really looking forward to starting the project. It seems a very appropriate gift to offer my royal ancestor,” he said.