It was announced last week that two artists have been commissioned to work on special projects for the reinterment of Richard III, which is planned to take place next year.

Textile artist Jacquie Binns will design the pall which is to cover the King’s coffin. Jacquie has worked with numerous churches and cathedrals, including St Paul’s Cathedral, and impressed the panel with the expressive character of her embroidery and her use of texture, which is almost three-dimensional.

Thomas Denny has designed stained glass windows in churches across the country, including Hereford Cathedral and Malvern Priory. He will design two new windows in St Katharine’s Chapel.

The Very Revd David Monteith said: “Our teams are working extremely hard to prepare for King Richard’s interment. These commissions will ensure that work of the highest quality with enduring artistic merit worthy of a ‘city of culture’ will inspire our visitors as they come to the place where the King is finally laid to rest.”