A British princess accidentally sliced Ed Sheeran’s face while attempting to knight James Blunt


This is one way to express your musical taste!

Princess Beatrice, otherwise known as the girl who wore a really weird hat to Kate Middleton and Prince William’s wedding, was hosting a party at her father, Prince Andrew’s, home with a slew of other, kind-of-famous British people. Among them, James Blunt (of the 2004 song “You’re Beautiful,” yes, seriously, that was 12 years ago!) and Ed Sheeran (of like every generic song you’ve heard on the radio for the past two years).

The drama started when Blunt, who is perhaps more proud of his musical career than he should be, declared that he would enjoy being knighted. Beatrice, being a royal, decided that she would do the honors and, this being a castle of some sorts, grabbed a sword and raised it up to bring it down on his shoulder.

Unfortunately, the princess reportedly swung a little too aggressively and accidentally sliced Ed Sheeran who was standing right behind her on the cheek.

“Everyone was totally shocked and apparently Beatrice was very upset. But Ed was the perfect gentleman and told her it was just an accident,” one guest told the Telegraph.

Maybe it was an accident — or maybe not. After all, the royals used to express their displeasure by chopping people’s heads off, and Ed Sheeran does write some whiney, mopey music… [Telegraph]