Written by Sara Bordon, November 28, 2016

Party guests watched on in horror when a ‘royal’ gag involving Princess Beatrice, James Blunt and Ed Sheeran ended in disaster.

The royal accidentally sliced open Ed’s face with a sword as she was jokingly attempting to ‘knight’ James.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: Princess Beatrice of York attends the annual Serpentine Gallery summer party at The Serpentine Gallery on June 26, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

‘She must have misjudged the weight [of the sword] or something and, instead of lightly tapping [James] on the shoulder, she swung it back, not knowing Ed was standing right behind her,’ an insider reveals.

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‘The blade cut into his face and it was just a few inches from his right eye,’ continues the spy. ‘Everyone was totally shocked and apparently Beatrice was very upset. But Ed was the perfect gentleman and told her it was just an accident.’

Although his injury needed treatment, Ed made a quick dash to the hospital where he had stitches, and returned to the party soon after to continue the festivities.

What a trooper!

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