Princess Beatrice Slices Ed Sheeran’s Face Open During Party Prank

Oops. Ed Sheeran is sporting a cut to his face, reportedly the result of a stray sword wielded by Princess Beatrice and intended for James Blunt.

According to news reports, the three were joking about at a party earlier this month when Blunt asked his royal friend to “knight” him. Beatrice, the second female in line to succeed her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, is said to have lifted a ceremonial sword and inadvertently gashed Sheeran’s face in the process.

The “Photograph” singer is said to have had stitches following the accident, though he has yet to confirm or deny the reports (he’s currently taking a break from social media). The accident is said to have happened earlier this month at the Royal Lodge in Windsor, home to the Duke of York.

The cut on Ed’s face can be seen in this photo that was posted to social media:

Singer-songwriter Ed, at the party with girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, was taken to hospital for treatment to a gash under his eye.

Beatrice was said to be “inconsolable” after the incident.