UPDATE: Sadly, the rumors are not true. In a new interview with Shortlist, James Blunt reveals that they made the whole story up:
You were there when Ed Sheeran’s face was cut, allegedly by Princess Beatrice as she went to mock-knight you. What actually happened?
Ed was drunk, messing around, and he cut himself. We made a fancy story up; people fell for it. It was very embarrassing.
How much of it was made up?
All of it. Apart from the actual scar. It’s bizarre that people fell for it. I blame him. He must be desperate – he’s trying to sell records.
Were you even there?
Yeah, but I didn’t do it! He cut himself and I just patched him up. It’s made him look prettier.
There is no magic in this world.
Princess Beatrice sliced Ed Sheeran’s face with a sword while pretending to knight James Blunt, The Telegraph reports. All three were at a party at the Royal Lodge in Windsor earlier this month when Blunt joked that he wanted to become Sir James. Of course, there just happened to be a ceremonial sword lying around, so the princess retrieved it, told Blunt to get down on one knee, lifted the sword up to tap him on the shoulder, and then accidentally swung it backwards, catching Ed Sheeran on the cheek.
“The blade cut into his face and it was just a few inches from his right eye,” one source told The Sun. “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. Everyone was totally shocked and apparently Beatrice was very upset. But Ed was the perfect gentleman and told her it was just an accident.”
Apparently Sheeran went to the hospital, got stitches, and then came back to the party, so it must’ve been a pretty good party. Check out his battle scar below.
Sorry Ed Sheeran, you still don’t look tough.