Saturday 22 July 2017

Ed Sheeran's father refused to believe Princess Beatrice clipped him with a sword

Princess Beatrice and Ed Sheeran
Princess Beatrice and Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran has returned with new recordings after taking a year off
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Princess Beatrice during a visit to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, at the Royal Hospital Chelsea
Princess Beatrice attends a Christmas Day church service at Sandringham on December 25, 2016 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Princess Beatrice of York
Princess Beatrice arrives in the parade ring at Royal Ascot 2016 at Ascot Racecourse on June 14, 2016 in Ascot, England. The cake hat was commissioned by bookmake Coral to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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Ed Sheeran's father refused to believe his son had been nicked by a sword waved around by a British royal at a party.

Sheeran has been left with a scar on his cheek after Princess Beatrice clipped him with the blade as she pretended to knight singer James Blunt at the small bash in Windsor, England.

The Lego House star has yet to name Prince Andrew's daughter as the person behind the accident, but he joked about the drama during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show in Britain on Friday, revealing his dad didn't believe the real story behind the scar.

"I remember telling my dad about it and he didn’t believe me," he recalled. "(He said), 'No, what really happened?'"

Princess Beatrice arrives in the parade ring at Royal Ascot 2016 at Ascot Racecourse on June 14, 2016 in Ascot, England. The cake hat was commissioned by bookmake Coral to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Princess Beatrice arrives in the parade ring at Royal Ascot 2016 at Ascot Racecourse on June 14, 2016 in Ascot, England. The cake hat was commissioned by bookmake Coral to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Quizzed further about what happened, Ed clammed up, telling host Norton, "I can’t talk about it. I don’t know what will happen if I do!"

The incident reportedly happened during an intimate get-together at Prince Andrew's home in Windsor, and Sheeran still can't understand how the story leaked.

"There weren’t a lot of people there that night," he said. "For two weeks after, I had a huge gash on my face and would tell people I fell and then suddenly, the story came out... The alleged story came out."

But the Thinking Out Loud singer has grown quite fond of his scar, adding, "I think it adds!" he told iHeartRadio host Elvis Duran earlier this month.

Ed Sheeran has returned with new recordings after taking a year off
Ed Sheeran has returned with new recordings after taking a year off

"I started going under the radar when I first got big, then I got loads of tattoos and then everyone was like, ‘OK, you’re definitely you because you have red hair and tattoos', so I started wearing hoodies and hats. Now I've got this face scar, there’s no not recognising me, because it’s like, 'You’ve got ginger hair, tattoos, and a face scar - it’s definitely you!'"

And earlier this week, he told Apple Music DJ Zane Low, "I'm glad it didn't hit my eye... although I probably could have worked an eye patch."

Princess Beatrice of York
Princess Beatrice of York

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