The Queen insisted on using a large ceremonial sword to cut a cake, prompting giggles from Kate Middleton
- The Queen used a ceremonial sword to cut a cake during a royal engagement in Cornwall.
- She joked that using the sword was "more unusual" than using a regular knife.
- Kate Middleton responded to the quip by giggling.
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The Queen insisted on using a borrowed ceremonial sword to cut a cake during a royal engagement on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Cornwall, prompting giggles from Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge.
The crowd burst into laughter, including Middleton.
The Queen then proceeded to cut the rest of the cake with a regular knife.
Read more: Calls to abolish the monarchy after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview are wild overreactions This is not the first time this weekend that the monarch has amused a crowd.During a photocall with G7 leaders, the Queen said: "Are you supposed to be looking as if you're enjoying yourselves?"
-Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) June 11, 2021The crowd chuckled, prompting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to respond: "We have been enjoying ourselves in spite of appearances."
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