Donate Venue Hire
The Stationers' Company
The City of London Livery Company for the Communications and Content Industries


12 MAY 2023

Coronation Screen

A three-sided ‘anointing screen’, gifted to King Charles III by the City Corporation and participating Livery Companies (including the Stationers' Company), shielded His Majesty as he was anointed with holy oil at his Coronation. 

Iconographer Aidan Hart designed the Anointing Screen  and the skilled embroidereres of the Royal School of Needlework realised it.  The central panel shows  a tree on which the members of the Commonwealth appear as leaves In keeping with the theme of  Service the King’s cypher is shown at the base of the tree, representing the Sovereign as servant of their people. 

Coverage appeared in over 300 articles in national, international, regional, and local media.


The image above shows a detail of the screen