"The Queen insisted on borrowing a ceremonial sword to cut a cake during a royal engagement - prompting laughter from the Kate Middleton and Camilla.
The monarch had been handed the sword by Edward Bolitho, the Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall, for the task of cutting a large cake marking the Big Lunch at the Eden Project.
When told by an aide that there was a conventional knife available, the Queen replied: "I know there is, this is more unusual".
The Duchess of Cornwall commented: "That's slicing through" before assisting with the final part of cutting the cake, which was loudly applauded by those at the event."
Too funny! I love the Queen's response to the suggestion of a knife.
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