Queen Elizabeth II has been quite busy as of late. While she unfortunately lost husband Prince Philip back in April, the Queen has since been proactive. This has been especially true when it comes to foreign relations, as she and other senior working royals have welcomed a number of major figures to the UK. This most recent event was the Group of Seven (or G-7), which was attended by world leaders like US President Joe Biden. Of course, a queen’s work is never done and, during another event that same weekend, she cut a cake… with a sword. Needless to say, it’s quite a sight, and even Kate Middleton seemed to be amused.
During the G-7 Summit weekend, Queen Elizabeth II, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Kate Middleton attended a party for the Big Lunch initiative. The event appeared to include plenty of food including a delicious-looking cake. Queen Elizabeth did the honors of cutting the cake but chose to do so not with a knife but with a sword, which she joked about with both Kate and Camilla. It may sound unbelievable, but Omid Scobie, Royal Editor for Harper’s Bazaar, shared a video of the moment on Twitter. Check out the 95-year-old British monarch putting her cake-cutting skills to use in the video down below:
Queen Elizabeth II likely made onlookers a bit nervous while she was attempting to cut through the cake with that blade. But ultimately, she was able to accomplish the feat, with a little help from the Duchess of Cornwall. You have to appreciate the Queen’s vivacious approach to cutting cake, though. Not only that, she also gave that A+ reply after being told that a knife was actually available to her.
The Big Lunch initiative, which will now forever be synonymous with the Queen and a cake, was founded in 2009. The goal of this initiative is to encourage others to form new connections (and celebrate their existing ones) by meal or party of some sort.
One thing that can definitely be said is that the Queen certainly knows how to make an impression wherever she goes. And that could be either at a charity event or during a visit to the set of HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Of course, her comments on choosing to use a sword to cut a cake also show that the Queen still has that sincere (if not blunt) honesty. This has been seen on a number of occasions, such as when she once advised Prince William on forming the guest list for his wedding to Kate Middleton. She also doesn’t mind calling out a historical inaccuracy in a television program or two.
To put it simply, Queen Elizabeth II is just going to continue to do her, and much of the world will continue to take notice. And even though it more than likely won’t happen, a part of me is hoping this cake-cutting situation makes its way to The Crown at some point.