Ed Sheeran’s manager has revealed that he has not heard ‘hide nor hair’ from Princess Beatrice since the royal reportedly sliced the singer’s face with a sword when attempting to ‘knight’ fellow musician James Blunt as a prank at a party.
Stuart Camp spoke about the 2016 incident where the Thinking Out Loud hitmaker, 29, who never publicly named the Princess as the culprit, suffered a cut to his right cheek when Beatrice, 32, reportedly swung the blade without noticing he was standing behind her.
‘I got quite protective over that,’ said Camp, speaking to The Telegraph. ‘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.’
Ed Sheeran’s manager has revealed that he has not heard ‘hide nor hair’ from Princess Beatrice since the royal reportedly sliced the singer’s face with a sword when attempting to ‘knight’ fellow musician James Blunt as a prank at a party. Pictured, James Blunt and Ed Sheeran arrive for the 29th Annual ARIA Awards 2015 at The Star on November 26, 2015 in Sydney
Princess Beatrice of York attends Barclaycard Exclusive area at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park on July 05, 2019 in London
He continued: ‘I’m not lying, just because someone’s a f______ 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 at the Royal Lodge in Windsor, Berkshire – Prince Andrew’s home – were stunned when Beatrice accidentally struck Sheeran with the sword, The Sun on Sunday reported.
During the do, Blunt, 46, quipped that he would like to be made a Sir and she decided to pick up the blade.
But it has been reported she was unaware that the singer-songwriter – who was at the function with his now-wife Cherry Seaborn – was standing directly behind her.
Ed Sheeran didn’t realise his face had been cut open during his infamous sword incident until seeing his shirt was ‘covered in blood.’ Pictured, performing during East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) gala dinner at Natural History Museum, London on November 30, 2016
British singer Ed Sheeran Performs on Stage During the Sanremo Italian Song Festival in Italy on 14 February 2015
He was then taken to Epsom Hospital in Surrey to receive treatment for the injury just underneath his right eye before returning to the party.
A source told Michael Hamilton and Ben Lazarus at the newspaper: ‘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 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.’
The Shape Of You singer braved his injury for a gig the next day at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire.
And just days after claiming he couldn’t speak about the incident, Ed went into detail about the event during an interview with Absolute Radio.
The singer said: ‘I got hit in the face and I was like, all right, OK, 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?’
Buckingham Palace declined to comment. A spokesperson for Ed Sheeran has been contacted for comment.