Queen Camilla slices cake with large sword in hilarious moment

Queen Camilla slices cake with large sword in hilarious moment

WATCH: Queen Camilla attended a celebration of Sakespeare last night

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Hannah Ross

By Hannah Ross

Published: 15/02/2024

- 22:37

Camilla celebrated the centenary of The Poppy Factory today thanking staff for their work

Queen Camilla sliced a cake today holding a large sword with two hands in a hilarious moment.

The King’s wife marked the centenary of The Poppy Factory today by attempting to cut a cake with a long, silver sword.

The cake was decorated with poppies to mark 100 years since the charity moved to its Richmond upon Thames home.

On approaching the cake, the Queen joked with guests exclaiming: “A beautifully polished sword, not sure which way I’m going to attack this, dig in there, it’s quite soft.”

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Camilla entertained guests while cutting a cake today


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Camilla joked with guests that she didn't know how to 'attack' the cake decorated with a poppy


Camilla wore a navy dress with a poppy pin to mark the special occasion and accessorised her outfit with large, pearl earrings.

During the event, the Queen talked about the organisation’s efforts and explained that veterans sometimes “don’t get as much attention as they need.”

Camilla has been supporting the Poppy Factory for the past 10 years and regularly visits Westminster Abbey’s Field of Remembrance which is filled with poppy crosses on Armistice Day.

The Queen told guests: “I can’t believe that I’ve been part of it for 10 years.

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Camilla has been supporting the Poppy factory for 10 years


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Speaking at the event, the Queen said that veterans sometimes 'don’t get as much attention as they need'


“I’m very proud to be part of the Poppy Factory because I’ve seen the wonderful work that you do.”

The Queen attended the event without the King today as he continues to rest at Sandringham Estate following his cancer diagnosis.

She continued: “It’s so important nowadays to look after these veterans because sometimes they don’t get as much attention as they need.

“So if it wasn’t for you and the other wonderful charities that are supporting them, I don’t know what they’d do.”

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The Queen gave a thumbs-up gesture at the event at Clarence House


Queen CamillaQueen Camilla with some famous faces at the Shakespeare eventPA

Following her speech, the Poppy Factory’s president, Surgeon Rear Admiral Jarvis, asked the Queen to send their best wishes to the King who has been undertaking cancer treatment.

Camilla has been continuing her royal duties despite the King's diagnosis and attended a star-studded event last night alongside Dame Judi Dench and Garry Oldman.

At the evening celebrating the work of William Shakespeare, the Queen was given Valentine's Day jumpers with big, red hearts printed on them from the host.

GB News royal correspondent Cameron Walker outlined how Charles would have been sad not to attend the event as he was a great "supporter and fan of Shakespeare".

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