Queen uses ceremonial sword to cut cake during Project Eden engagement – –

Queen uses ceremonial sword to cut cake during Project Eden engagement – –

The monarch had received the sword from Edward Bolitho, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, for the task of cutting a large cake marking the Great Luncheon at the Eden Project.

When an assistant told her that there was a conventional knife available, the Queen replied: “I know there is, it is more unusual”.

The Queen’s use of the sword amused Kate and Camilla / Wire PA
The Duchess of Cornwall commented: ‘It’s deciding’ before helping with the final part of the cake cutting, which was cheered by attendees at the event.
After returning the ceremonial sword, the queen used a knife to cut a second slice of cake and said, “It looks very good. “
Peter Stewart, executive director of Eden Project, introduced the three royals to some 20 guests who had been invited to the event.
“It’s like comets – they don’t come very often,” said Mr. Stewart.
“I was trying to remember the last time the three were on an official engagement together like this. I can only think of one at Fortnum and Mason but that was something else.
“The important thing for me was that there was every reason not to do it.
“The fact that they felt that with the eyes of the G7 there was an opportunity – with the risk of missing trains and everything – to be able to listen to some of the heartfelt stories of the people here.
“It was absolutely priceless. “
The queen cutting a cake / Wire PA
Previously, the Queen had hosted an outdoor reception at the Eden Project and was joined by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Executives including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as well as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Joe Biden, were pictured chatting with the royal family.


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