Ed Sheeran sought out emergency medical treatment on Sunday after Princess Beatrice reportedly sliced the singer’s cheek as part of a fake knighting ceremony gone terribly wrong.
The injury occurred after James Blunt joked about wanting to become Sir James at a party thrown by the princess at the Royal Lodge in Windsor.
According to The Sun, Princess Beatrice granted Blunt’s wish and pulled out a sword as the “You’re Beautiful” singer dropped down on bended knee. The enthusiastic Royal, however, managed to swipe Sheeran across the cheek as she swung the sword back and was seemingly unaware of his presence behind her.
“The blade cut into his face and it was just a few inches from his right eye,” an insider told the publication. “A couple of the guests said it could have been worse and he could have been blinded in the eye, but Ed really played it down.”
The paper reports Sheeran was rushed to the hospital where he received stitches before returning to the party.
“Everyone was totally shocked and apparently Beatrice was very upset. But Ed was the perfect gentleman and told her it was just an accident,” the source added.