King Richard III’s body is due to be laid to rest at Leicester Cathedral later at a service presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Most Rev Justin Welby will be joined by local senior clergy and representatives of world faiths for the service at 11:30 GMT.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester are also among the guests.
The king’s remains were found beneath a Leicester car park in 2012.
Thousands of people lined the streets as the last Plantagenet king’s funeral procession travelled through the county on Sunday.
Many more queued for hours to view the coffin in the cathedral.
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who was found to be a distant relation of the king, is due to read a poem written by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy at the service.
Also invited to attend are 200 members of the public following a ballot and representatives of those involved in finding and identifying the remains.
Communities who live in the vicinity of the battle site and known descendants from the Battle of Bosworth have also been invited.
More than 20,000 visitors queued for up to four hours at a time to catch a glimpse of the coffin inside the cathedral before it was closed on Wednesday for the reburial preparations to get under way.
The cathedral will fully reopen to the public on Friday when the king’s sealed tomb will be revealed.
The reburial has not been without controversy. Campaigners who petitioned for Richard III to be reburied in York have described the events in Leicester over the last week as a “pantomime”.
Richard, the last English king to die in battle, was killed at Bosworth Field in 1485, at the end of the Wars of the Roses.