Prince Edward is developing a documentary for Channel 4 that involves exhuming the bones of two of his royal ancestors, writes Tim Dams.
His independent, Ardent Productions, wants to carry out DNA tests on the bones of the Princes in the Tower, believed to have been murdered by Richard III in 1483.

Ardent intends to see if it can prove whether or not the king did actually murder the princes.

C4 has committed development funds through its English regions department to see if it is feasible to make a programme from the subject.

Richard III imprisoned 12-year-old Edward V and his younger brother in the Tower of London in 1483, usurped the throne, and has gone down in history as the princes' killer.

C4 is also funding two other developments: one with Double Exposure North about chaplains in a Belfast hospital and another with Available Light depicting a Burmese hospital in the second world war.