Ed Sheeran’s manager, Stuart Camp, has revealed that the scar on the British pop star’s face came from a sword wielded by Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson’s eldest daughter, Princess Beatrice (32).
Stuart says the incident happened when the tipsy royal tried to “knight” crooner James Blunt (46) at a party held at her dad’s home, Royal Lodge, in Windsor in 2016.
After grabbing a sword off the wall she swung it at the You’re Beautiful singer without noticing that Ed was standing behind her. It hit him on the right cheek leaving a scar that is still visible today.
The Shape Of You singer has never publicly named the royal, but it seems his manager has no such qualms now.“I got quite protective over that because we’ve never publicly commented on it. But certain people said, ‘Oh, you should lie and say it wasn’t her and say it was someone else. I said, well, we're not telling anyone anything,” he told the UK’s The Telegraph.“But I’m not lying, just because someone’s a f*****g idiot. Because they're thinking, yeah, I will get paralytic and take a sword off the wall. You're just asking for trouble. You know, we've not heard hide nor hair from her since.”Guests at the bash were left stunned after the accident, which drew plenty of blood and saw Ed being rushed off to hospital to receive stitches. He later returned to the party to an apparently “inconsolable” Beatrice.At the time a source told the The Sun, “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. Beatrice held the sword above him and said, ‘Arise, Sir James’, just like her nan [the queen] 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.”According to another source, “He could’ve been blinded.’’
“The blade cut into his face and it was just a few inches from his right eye, but Ed really played it down.
“Beatrice was very upset but Ed was the perfect gentleman and told her it was just an accident.”
Just days after the incident, the red-haired singer spoke about it on Absolute Radio without naming the perpetrator.
“I got hit in the face and I was like, all right, okay, and then started carrying on and then I looked down at my shirt and it was just completely covered in blood.“And everyone was kind of gaping open-mouthed at me. What have I got a nosebleed or something? What’s happened?”Sources: dailymail.co.uk, thesun.co.uk, telegraph.co.uk