Britain's Queen Elizabeth created waves across the internet when she used a ceremonial sword to cut a cake at an event. The Queen, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge attended the 'Big Lunch' in Cornwall which was held along the sidelines of the G7 summit in United Kingdom. In a video that has now gone viral, the 95-year-old monarch can be seen taking the sabre from a sentinel present at the event. She then walks over to the cake and cuts it with a bit of help from Camilla. Take a look at the viral video here:
Queen Elizabeth used a ceremonial sword to cut a cake at an event on the sidelines of the G7 summit pic.twitter.com/ehCTTIgLpj— Reuters (@Reuters) June 13, 2021
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Interestingly, it was also the Queen's official birthday on Saturday, 12th June, 2021. She celebrates two birthdays every year - her actual one on 21st April and the official one on the second Saturday of June. This year, the birthday coincided with the Big Lunch organised by the Eden Project. The initiative is a way of bringing communities and volunteers together and bond over food and friendship. The Big Lunch can be anything ranging from a picnic, a tea party or even a garden barbecue. The lunch event was extra special this year as it marks the beginning of her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The Royals were also introduced to volunteers from the project, whose efforts during the pandemic were appreciated.
The viral video of the Queen's cake cutting has been shared multiple times by various platforms across social media, garnering views by the millions. In the clip, the Duchess of Cornwall pointed out that there was a knife kept along with the cake. However, the Queen retorted, "I know! This is something that is more unusual," proceeding to cut the cake with the sword.
Internet users loved the monarch's unexpected action of cutting the cake with a sword. Calling her a 'legend', Twitter users said they wanted to do the same for their birthdays too. Take a look at the best reactions:
Aide: “There is a knife...”
Her Majesty The Queen: “I know there is!”
As Her Majesty goes ahead with using the sword to cut the cake — 95-year-old legend! pic.twitter.com/O1jt2mBdEY— Darren Grimes (@darrengrimes_) June 12, 2021
The Queen wielding a ceremonial sword to cut a cake at the G7 Summit.
When an aide informed her a knife was present, she replied "I know there is, but this is more... unusual".
She's 95, and despite everything that has happened recently, she seems to be doing remarkable well. pic.twitter.com/9yLcQXPBRC— Enigma Dave ???? (@AnEnigmaDave) June 12, 2021
When you are 95 & the Queen (or just 95), you get to do what you want for your birthday. And if that means following an old tradition of cutting your birthday cake with a sword, dull-side down for luck, so be it. Good on her for living on the edge. #birthday#QueenElizabethhttps://t.co/jav5eqIj7R— Michele Sparling ???????? ON, NS, CB (@HRisInnovative) June 13, 2021
The queen cutting her birthday cake with a sword is the best thing I've seen all week ???????????????? pic.twitter.com/QRURPhXG9X— ellie is daydreaming of painting ☁️✨ (@prettyinpinks) June 12, 2021
The hilarious moment when the Queen insisted on using a sword to cut cake in a special reception. A cue for my next birthday! ???????? pic.twitter.com/lphQerpnxO— Abdul Majeed Khan Marwat (@koolkopper) June 13, 2021
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In 2022, the Queen will be the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum jubilee completing seventy years of service. The celebrations will start from 2nd June and go up to 5th June next year.
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