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Princess Beatrice accidentally slices Ed Sheeran in the face with a sword

Words we never thought we'd hear in one sentence

By Andrea Tim | Published: 29 Nov 2016

Ed cut by sword
Ed Sheeran, right, photographed with what looks like the mark from the accident (Photo: Andy Patterson/Twitter)

Ed Sheeran came out of his break (which he announced last December) to attend a party at the Royal Lodge in Windsor earlier this month, only to get his cheek sliced by a sword held by Princess Beatrice.

Reports say that Ed was caught in the 28-year-old British royal's swing as she pretended to knight singer James Blunt with a ceremonial sword. Beatrice, Queen Elizabeth II's fifth grandchild, only missed Ed's eye by inches.

"She must have misjudged the weight or something and, instead of lightly tapping him on the shoulder, she swung it back, not knowing Ed was standing right behind her," a source told The Sun.

Princess Beatrice (Photo: TPG Images)

The source added: "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. 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. He had to have stitches put in." 

Later on, Ed went back to the party to enjoy the rest of his evening, and was since photographed by fans with the scar on his face.

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