Queen Elizabeth II’s Anointing Ceremony
This photograph captures the most sacred part of any British monarch’s coronation ceremony. Queen Elizabeth II was 27 years old when she underwent the anointing ceremony back in 1953. The Archbishop of Canterbury performed the ceremony while a tall, enclosed awning provided the Queen with partial cover. This was done to give the Queen some privacy from cameras and guests in order to preserve this holy moment between herself and God. Let’s see how this moment compares to King Charles III’s ceremony.