BBC launches Richard III on WhatsApp

King Richard IIIThe BBC is launching a Richard III WhatsApp alert service which will follow the king’s story in the month of his reburial.

The discovery of the king’s skeleton beneath a Leicester car park in August 2012 attracted worldwide interest.

His remains will be reinterred at Leicester Cathedral on 26 March, after his coffin is taken on a procession through Leicestershire and displayed in the city for three days.

The BBC will be covering the events leading up to the reburial.

To get text, photo and video updates direct to your phone from the BBC via WhatsApp:

  • Add ‘BBC Richard III’ to your phone contacts – 07935 237 178
  • Send ‘King’ via WhatsApp to that number

Don’t have WhatsApp? You can download it below or from the WhatsApp website

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