As the service to mark the reburial of King Richard III has taken place at Leicester Cathedral, students and staff at the King Richard III College, Mallorca, celebrated a very important day in their history.
The college was named after England’s last Plantagenet King by the school’s owner and headmaster, James Berry. As a member of the Ricardian Society, he has long been an admirer of the changes to the legal system in England that Richard III was responsible for. And today a memorial service was held in Richard’s honour.
The entire school gathered together at 10:00am where they stood witness to a reading by the Head Boy, Eugenio Isern. The passage read was a piece written by Richard III himself. Wreaths of white roses were laid below Richard’s portrait as a two minute silence was observed. Following this, an address was given by the head girl Harrie Wood, highlighting the life and times of King Richard III, culminating in three rousing cheers.
The important event was enjoyed by all, as young children waved their handmade flags, and the parents each received a white rose; the symbol of the house of York, which fell with our last Plantagenet King in 1487.