Just in case you needed any more reasons to love the Queen, her majesty Queen Elizabeth II raised quite the laugh during a visit to the Eden Project after she insisted on cutting a cake using an enormous ceremonial sword.
When told by an aide there was a regular knife available, the Queen (cutting into a cake with a ceremonial sword for the launch of #TheBigLunch project) replied, “I know there is! This is something that is more unusual.”⚔️
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) June 11, 2021
The Queen was attending an event for the launch The Big Lunch initiative last Friday, where she was accompanied by Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.
As part of the celebrations, the monarch was invited to cut a large cake – but she decided to do it with style, as a true Queen does, and used a ceremonial sword instead.
There's a knife available…
Queen: But this is more fun…..
The rest of the UK may be falling apart but this has just made me love her so much 😂😂 https://t.co/U3GJu6kRaZ
— Abbie Tutt (@AbbieTutt) June 12, 2021
After being handed the knife by Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall Edward Bolitho, the Queen remarked, ‘I don’t think this is going to work,’ at which someone butted in to tell her that there was a knife available for her to use – but as the monarch insisted, ‘I know there is! This is something that is more unusual.’
Laughter could be heard ringing throughout the room, including from Kate and Camilla, and all those on social media who enjoy seeing the Queen’s humorous side.
The Big Lunch, which will make up part of the Queen’s 2022 platinum jubilee celebrations, is an annual get-together intended to encourage neighbours and communities to get to know each other better!