Queen Elizabeth has showed off her sense of humour by using a ceremonial sword to cut a large sheet cake at an event on Friday.
Attending the Eden Project’s Big Lunch event on Friday ahead of her meeting with G7 leaders, the 95-year-old monarch was handed the sword moments before walking to the cake as Kate Middleton and Camilla Bowles watched.
When told there was a knife available, the Queen quipped, “I know there is” and said she wanted to do something a little bit ‘unusual’.
She then tried to use the upside-down sword to cut the cake, before the Duchess of Cornwall stepped in to help.
“That looks very good,” the Queen said.
The Eden Project describes itself as an ‘educational charity’ and is located in a reclaimed clay pit in Cornwall. The charity teaches people about the natural world.
The G7 — or Group of Seven — is an international forum comprising leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States, and is held to discuss solutions to large-scale global issues. Australian leader Scott Morrison is also attending this year’s summit.
The G7 countries have agreed to provide one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses over the next year, working with the private sector, the G20 and other countries to increase the contribution over months to come.
“The commitments since we last met in February 2021 including here in Carbis Bay provide for one billion doses over the next year,” the communique said.
— with Reuters