Charles is being presented with the coronation regalia, including the royal Robe and Stole, as the next part of the service, the investiture, gets underway.
Among these symbolic and priceless objects is the Sword of Offering, or Jewelled Sword, which is being carried and presented by a woman, British lawmaker Penny Mordaunt, for the first time since it was first used in the coronation of King George IV.
The sword was made in 1820 and is protected by a gold-covered leather scabbard, according to the Church of England's liturgy.
The Archbishop of Canterbury blesses the sword before it is delivered to the king on the condition it is used for the protection of good, and then offered to the altar. The Jewelled Sword represents the other swords displayed in the coronation: The Sword of State, the Sword of Spiritual Justice, and the Sword of Mercy, also known as Curtana.
According to the Church of England, the sword has dual meaning: It's meant to symbolize defense of the defenseless and also represent the word of God, which St. Paul compares to a sharp sword in the Bible.
Other objects in the investiture are the Armills, also known as the Bracelets of Sincerity and Wisdom, the Orb, and the Sceptre and Rod. This is the final stage before the crowning.
You can see photos and learn more about the priceless symbols involved in the King's coronation here.