I went to the reinterment of Richard III for the Red Cross last week in Leicester. Red Cross were providing first aid assistance for the event, luckily there were very few injuries to report on, but the Red Cross had an impressive presence.
It was a fascinating story to be involved with, I was surprised by the global reach the story had. We came across many different people who had come from a variety of places across Europe and North America, as well as visitors from around the U.K.
It's amazing the numbers of people turning up to witness the reburial of a historic King who was found in a car park, Leicester City Council put the figure at 35,000! With so many people it was tough to find a good vantage point, however we managed to get an ariel view of the coffin from a roof top bar as it approached the Cathedral.
The light was beautiful for the crowds, but a bit awkward for photographers with the low sunlight coming from behind the cortege creating a lot of shadows. At least there was a fantastic sunset.
Matt Stewart Photos
I've been a photographer for quite a long time now. So hopefully I have something to say about it.