01/12/2016 11:28 GMT

Ed Sheeran Jokes About Princess Beatrice 'Sword' Incident During Live Performance


Ed Sheeran couldn’t resist making a joke about having his face “cut open” by Princess Beatrice, as he made his return to the stage on Wednesday (30 November).

In one of the year’s most surreal celebrity news stories, it was reported last week that Ed had been on the receiving end of an accidental slicing from Princess Beatrice, who was jokingly pretending to knight fellow singer-songwriter James Blunt with a ceremonial sword at the time.

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Ed Sheeran sported a fresh scar during his performance

Fortunately, Ed has now proved he seen the funny side of the incident, taking to the stage at a fundraiser for East Anglia Children’s Hospices days later, during which he was seen sporting a pretty deep-looking scar on his cheek.

He told the audience (via the MailOnline): “It’s nice to be back. I’ve had a whole year off. I went to Japan for about a month and hung out with Japanese people. Got my face cut open, anyone read about that?”

Describing the incident to The Sun over the weekend, an insider said: “Apparently, James Blunt joked that he would love a knighthood.

“Beatrice jokingly said she could arrange it and fetched a ceremonial sword... James played along with the prank and got down on one knee as he would if he were at Buckingham Palace being honoured by the Queen.”

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Princess Beatrice
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