Her Majesty shunned the knife she was offered in favour of a ceremonial sword as she cut a cake at an engagement in Cornwall.
The Queen was visiting the Eden Project’s ‘The Big Lunch’ initiative on Friday with the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge when she was asked to cut a cake.
A ceremonial sword was lent to her by The Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall, Edward Bolitho.
An aide reminded the monarch "there is a knife if you want it" to which she replied: "I know there is, but this is more unusual."
The public display of wit from the Queen was met with laughs from those around her, including the Duchess of Cambridge who looked amused as the monarch began cutting into the sponge.
The Duchess of Cornwall was quick to lend a helping hand, holding the sword with Her Majesty to push it the bottom of the cake.
The visit took place whilst senior members of the Royal Family were in Cornwall for a banquet with G7 leaders, held at the Eden Project.
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