Queen Elizabeth II Cuts Cake With Sword: Queen Elizabeth II recently arranged a reception for the leaders of the G7 nations on Friday. The event, held at Cornwall’s Eden Project, featured some of the world’s most powerful politicians, but it was the nonagenarian Queen of England who stole the the show. The 95-year-old monarch, who was joined by other members of the British royal family for the cake cutting, used a ceremonial sword instead of a knife to do the honours. The video of the incident has since made it to social media.
Watch the video here:
Queen Elizabeth II insisted on cutting a cake using a ceremonial sword at an event on the sidelines of the G7 summit.
— ABC News (@ABC) June 12, 2021
In the video, the Queen can be seen cutting a cake with an actual sword while Prince Charles’ wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and her grandson Prince William’s wife Kate Middleton stand by her side. When told there was a knife available for the same, the monarch replied, “I know there is! This is something that is more unusual.” The crowd burst into laughter after hearing the Queen’s response. Who would blame her for trying something new as it was the first major public event that she had attended since the funeral of Prince Philip in April? The Queen bid a farewell to her beloved husband after spending 73 years together. Check out pictures of Queen Elizabeth from Prince Phillip’s funeral here.
The Queen was also joined by other senior members of the British royal family, including heir Prince Charles and grandson Prince William. During the reception, she quipped, “Are you supposed to be looking as if you’re enjoying yourselves?”, provoking laughter. “Yes,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson replied. “We have been enjoying ourselves in spite of appearances.”
The Queen also met US President Joe Biden for the first time after he was elected to power, also making him the 13th American leader she has met during her record-breaking 69-year reign. Biden is also due to have tea with the monarch at Windsor Castle on Sunday after the three-day summit has concluded.
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