Richard III is livetweeting his own funeral

The monarch is 'settling in nicely', thank you very much

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Richard III is one of the most polarising monarchs in British history: decried for centuries as a child murderer, he is feted by some as a champion of reform.

The last English monarch to be killed in battle – whose death effectively marked the end of the Middle Ages – is being buried in Leicester today.

But this being 2015, social media has somehow become involved.

A long-running Twitter account pretending to be the last of the Plantagenets decided to livetweet the event from the perspective of the coffin.


He took particular issue with the modern rendition of the national anthem.

And signed off for the day.

It's not clear whether the impersonator will be back to comment on events in subterranean Leicester.