Written by Zoë Holloway, December 2, 2016

Ed Sheeran has debuted a pretty gnarly scar on his face and the story of how it happened is a pretty cool story!

Performing at a gala dinner in London on Wednesday night, the 25-year-old singer joked, ‘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?’


It turns out the nasty gash is the result of a sword-wielding Princess Beatrice, 28, who was trying to ‘knight’ James Blunt at a party and accidentally got Ed!

An insider has since told The Sun that it could have been far worse than a scar on his face! ‘He could have been blinded,’ says the source.

‘Ed had been invited to dinner as a guest of Princess Beatrice… As the night wore on they started talking about honours and apparently James Blunt joked that he would love a knighthood.  Beatrice jokingly said she could arrange it and fetched a ceremonial sword.’

‘Everyone was having a great laugh and the joke was very much in keeping with the tone of the whole party. 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,’ the insider continues.

‘Beatrice, who was in great form, held the sword above him and said, “Arise Sir James”, just like her nan would at the Palace. But she must have misjudged the weight or something and, instead of lightly tapping him on the shoulder, she swung it back, not knowing Ed was standing right behind her.’

But instead of freaking out, Ed was apparently the perfect gentlemen about the whole thing, insisting it was an accident and that he was OK.


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