You have longed for this day! Dreamed of this day! Why then are you so fearful!!!
You have been invited/commanded to appear before a dignitary and then perhaps, Heaven Forbid, the Emperor.
In The Forbidden City.
Always seen from afar and always with awe.
Forbidden was not a shallow title. The city is the home for the God like ruler and those who served. Approaching, you will be escorted to the side gates that is designated for people.
The main entrance is reserved for the Emperor ( and his wife only on her single day of marriage).