Sheeran Takes a Slash from the Royal Sword

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Sheeran Takes a Slash from the Royal Sword

Jessica Chancey, Writer

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Its all fun and games until one of Britain’s favorite red-head gets his face cut.

Early this November, Ed Sheeran was at a party with Princess Beatrice (the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II) and James Blunt at the Royal Lodge in Windsor, where Prince Andrew (Beatrice’s father) lives. During their party, Blunt jokingly told the Princess that there is nothing he would love more than to be knighted so that he could finally be known as “Sir James.”

Endowed with her royal power, Princess Beatrice picked up the closest sword lying around and began the holy ceremony of making James Blunt an official knight. As she swung the sword behind her, she heard a yelp of pain. What she didn’t know when she was starting to knight James Blunt is that her dear friend, Ed Sheeran, was standing behind her watching the royal act. While trying to knight one friend, she cut her other friend in the cheek.

Ed Sheeran was then taken to a nearby hospital to have his cheek stiched. Sheeran was nearly blinded in the accident but the sword, thankfully, only hit his cheek. Beatrice was very upset but the genius behind “The A Team” and “Photograph” reassured her it was truly an accident and that he was fine.

After getting stitches, Ed Sheeran returned to the party with his girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn. Also, any other concerns for his safety and health were put to rest when he was able to perform his concert in London the night after the nearly tragic accident.

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