James Blunt reveals the truth about Ed Sheeran's face cut and Princess Beatrice's sword
publish date: 2017-03-09
James Blunt has claimed that he and Ed Sheeran made up the story about Princess Beatrice cutting Sheeran's face with a sword.
It was reported in November that Princess Beatrice had accidentally slashed Sheeran's face while she pretended to knight Blunt at the Royal Lodge in Windsor.
According to the story, Blunt joked that he wanted to become Sir James. Princess Beatrice then retrieved a ceremonial sword and swung it backwards, accidentally catching Ed Sheeran on the cheek in the process.
However, Blunt has now claimed the whole story is fake. 'Ed was drunk, messing around, and he cut himself,' he told ShortList. 'We made a fancy story up; people fell for it. It was very embarrassing.'
Asked how much of the Princess Beatrice sword story was made up, Blunt replied: 'All of it.'