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Princess Beatrice stabs Ed Sheeran in the face attempting to ‘knight’ James Blunt

By | Published on Monday 28 November 2016

Ed Sheeran

If ever you needed a solid argument for the UK becoming a republic, Princess Beatrice has sliced open Ed Sheeran’s face while pretending to knight James Blunt. Which is possibly a pretty decent argument for abolishing musicians too.

This incident apparently happened at a party at the Royal Lodge in Windsor, the home of Beatrice’s father Prince Andrew. According to The Sun, Blunt mentioned that he quite fancied being Sir James, so the princess grabbed a ceremonial sword off the wall and staged a mock knighting.

Misjudging the weight of the sword as she brought it up from Blunt’s shoulder, it seemingly swung back over her own shoulder and into the face of Ed Sheeran, who was standing behind her. He was then rushed to hospital to receive stitches to his right cheek, with people muttering things about how he could have been blinded.

“Everyone was having a great laugh and the joke was very much in keeping with the tone of the whole party”, someone or other tells The Sun. “The blade cut into [Sheeran’s] face and it was just a few inches from his right eye. A couple of the guests said it could have been worse and he could have been blinded in the eye but Ed really played it down”.

“Everyone was totally shocked and apparently Beatrice was very upset”, continues the unnamed source. “But Ed was the perfect gentleman and told her it was just an accident. However it became apparent that the wound needed treatment so Ed was taken to hospital”.

Sheeran apparently returned to the party afterwards to show that everything was really fine, which must have been slightly difficult with a recently sewn up gash in his face.