There’s a secret part of the Coronation that will not be seen by the public
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King Charles III's Coronation takes place today, and millions of people across the globe will be tuning in to witness the historic moment.
We'll all be able to tell future generations that we were able to witness the momentous occasion - but there is a 'secret part' of the historic Coronation ceremony that is not open to guests, and is prohibited from being broadcast on television.
The Coronation ceremony will start at 11 am, with a procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey.
It will pass along the public sites from the Palace to The Mall to Trafalgar Square, then down Whitehall and Parliament Street, before moving to Parliament Square and Broad Sanctuary to the Great West Door of Westminster Abbey.
As per traditions, King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla will ride in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach as part of the procession to Westminster Abbey.
We'll all see the moment King Charles III takes the oath at the church before the Archbishop of Canterbury, but then a screen will be set up to stop preying eyes from seeing what happens next.
A handcrafted Anointing screen that represents 56 member countries of the Commonwealth will be used to conceal the 'secret part' of the ceremony.
The King personally selected the design for the uncovered screen, drawing inspiration from the stained-glass Sanctuary Window located in the Chapel Royal of St James's Palace.
The Anointing Screen will be drawn around the Coronation chair, also known as the St Edward's Chair, to conceal the most 'sacred part' - anointing of the King.
Anointing is the ceremonial act of applying holy oil to the King's body in the form of a cross on his head, chest, and hands.
While King Charles III sits in the Coronation Chair to be anointed, the Archbishop of Canterbury will pour a special oil from the Ampulla - a gold flask - onto the Coronation Spoon before anointing the King.
The Ampulla and the Coronation spoon have been used to anoint monarchs for hundreds of years, where the ampulla is crafted from gold and the spoon is made of silver gilt and pearls.
During the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, the anointing took place privately underneath a canopy of gold cloth held up by four Knights of the Garter.
However, this time, the screen will be held by service personnel from the Regiments of the Household Division, holding the Freedom of the City of London. Also involved will be; The Life Guards, Grenadier Guards, Coldstream Guards, Scots Guards, Irish Guards and Welsh Guards.
The coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey is set to finish at 1 pm, after which the newly crowned King and Queen will advance back to Buckingham Palace in their gold coach.
Once Charles and Camilla arrive back at Buckingham Palace, then at around 2.15 pm, the couple will be joined by other members of the family to greet the public at the Palace balcony.