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Judi Dench joins campaign over Richard III burial

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Sep 09, 2013 | 5:59am EDT

British acting veteran Dame Judi Dench has thrown her support behind a campaign against plans to bury King Richard Iii in the city where his remains were discovered under a parking lot last summer (12). The Bond star is against plans to re-inter the monarch at a cathedral in Leicester, England following the discovery of his remains nearby in August, 2012. She has now joined a campaign to have him buried in her hometown, the city of York, as Richard III was the last king of the House of York. Dench's personal assistant, Sue Jennings, has confirmed the star will be adding her name to a petition aimed at the British government, telling the York Press, "Dame Judi Dench has asked me to say she would be very pleased to add her name to (the) petition to have Richard III's remains buried at York Minster."

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