DNA tests showed a direct match to two distant relatives of the monarch, while studies of the skeleton showed 10 battle-related injuries and also King Richard’s famous curved spine.
Leicester University said it was beyond any reasonable doubt that the skeleton was that of the last Plantagenet king.
He is now set be reinterred in a major ceremony at Leicester Cathedral although some historians have suggested he be buried at Westminster Abbey.
During a discussion on local BBC Radio on Thursday, Leicester Diocese director of communications Liz Hudson said cathedral staff were working on the appropriate protocols to adopt once the skeleton was released by the university.
“We must remember these are the mortal remains of a human being and, as such, must be treated with the utmost respect,” she said.
“No decisions have been made but I do not think we would be disposed to displaying the bones. To have them in a casket before reinterment could be an option.
“But, I must stress it is very early in the process and we will be consulting widely on what is the best way forward.”
Under the licence granted to the University of Leicester to exhume Richard’s skeleton, the remains must be reburied in the cathedral by August next year.
Miss Hudson added: “Whatever is decided, we will not be turning it into a sideshow. This is the cathedral for the people of Leicester and what will happen must be decided with great care and consideration.”
She said the Cathedral’s own archaeologists would have to survey the ground under the building to establish a suitable location.
* Historians who discovered the remains of Richard III have been invited to search a derelict churchyard and solve a 463 year old mystery involving his illegitimate son’s ‘tomb’.
Richard Plantagenet is said to be buried in the graveyard of a ruined Kent church after leading an anonymous life as a bricklayer and gardener for a local Lord.
Inspired by the discovery of the remains of Richard III, a local councillor has contacted the University of Leicester team to invite them down to Eastwell.
Councillor Winston Michael, of Ashford Borough Council, said officials hoped they will learn once and for all if the remains in the tomb are those of the king’s son using DNA.