In this scene, Harold with outstretched arm approaches King Edward, to tell him about his exploits in France. The scene takes place at the Royal Palace of Westminster. King Edward sits upon a cushioned seat, staff in hand and wearing the royal Crown of State. Raulin, the kings attendant, stands behind the throne. Raulin was head chamberlain to Edward the Confessor and it is said that he knew better than all others the secrets of the king. Raulin was one of the guests at the consecration of Waltham Abbey in 1060. Note the posture of Harold, the missing moustache and the hand gestures of King Edward.