The most British injury award goes to Ed Sheeran when his face was sliced by Princess Beatrice of York after mock knighting James Blunt. It was a bizarre injury, no doubt, however, it is no laughing matter as the Thinking Out Loud crooner could have been “blinded in the eye.”
Recent photos posted friends of Ed Sheeran showing the 25-year-old English singer-songwriter sporting a cut on his right cheek. Behind the cut is an amusing story, apparently.
PRINCESS BEATRICE OF YORK MOCK KNIGHTING JAMES BLUNT
At the Royal Lodge in Windsor, home of Princess Beatrice of York’s parents Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, the princess played a prank with singer James Blunt.
The You’re Beautiful singer jokingly told Princess Beatrice of York that she would love to be a Sir James. The princess happily complied and picked up the ceremonial sword while James knelt for their mock knighting ceremony.
When Princess Beatrice of York tapped James lightly on the shoulder, the princess accidentally swung the sword back without knowing Ed Sheeran was standing behind her.
ED SHEERAN’S RIGHT EYE WAS ALMOST POKED AND BLINDED BY THE PRINCESS
Ed Sheeran was then rushed to the hospital after getting a cut on his cheek that is only a few inches shy from his right eye. The cut, which was 2 inches long, vertically had to be stitched.
Publications in the U.K. reported that Ed Sheeran downplayed the accident despite it being a serious matter, which could have left him blinded. Princess Beatrice of York was so “upset” yet Ed Sheeran was “the perfect gentleman” as he reassures the princess that what happened is just an accident.
In fact, he even went back to the party after getting treatment in the hospital.
Both Ed Sheeran and the Royal Family chose to stay mum regarding the incident.
— Andy Patterson Music (@andypattmusic) November 20, 2016
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