Princess Beatrice, Sheeran and Blunt were at a party at the Royal Lodge in Windsor earlier this month when the incident occurred.
According to The Telegraph, Blunt joked that he wanted to become Sir James. Princess Beatrice retrieved a ceremonial sword, swung it backwards, accidentally catching Ed Sheeran on the cheek in the process.
“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.
Nine-year-old Melody Driscoll suffers from Rett Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects brain development, resulting in severe mental and physical disability.
The girl’s family writes on Facebook that because of the disorder and numerous associated health issues, Melody has spent 80% of her life in hospital.
“She has broken both arms and her leg lashing out in pain,” her family writes. “She has undergone more then 40 operations but still manages to smile every single day. She has taught me to never give up and to always fight for what you believe in. She is a living miracle.” When Sheeran visited her in hospital recently, he treated Melody to an impromptu rendition of his song ‘Photograph’ on ukulele.