Not many people can claim to have a bona fide royal battle scar in this day and age so Ed Sheeran should really count himself lucky.

Well, luckier, seeing as Princess Beatrice very nearly blinded/killed him, if reports are to be believed.

Last night, Ed Sheeran made his first public appearance since having his face sliced open as he attended a charity dinner for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) at the Natural History Museum in London.

"It's nice to be back. I've had a whole year off. I went to Japan for about a month and hung out with Japanese people. Got my face cut open, anyone read about that?" he jokingly told the audience between songs.


‪Ed with fans tonight! (📸 miketomlinson)‬ #edsheeran

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Sheeran's been on break from social media this year but that hasn't stopped fans sharing photos and videos of his appearances. 


Longer video of Love Yourself (ðŸÅ½¥ sambarker) #edsheeran

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At least he has a sense of humour about it.


Ed a few days ago (📸 KoppelProject) #edsheeran

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