Britain's Queen Elizabeth insisted on cutting a cake using a ceremonial sword at an event on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Cornwall in southern England on Friday (June 11).
The monarch cut the cake at the Eden Project, during an event for The Big Lunch initiative and its celebration of "community connections".
As she was handed the sword to hack into the food by Edward Bolitho, the lord lieutenant of Cornwall, the 95-year-old can be heard saying: "I don't think this is going to work."
After an aide told the Queen "there is a knife available if you want", she simply replied: "I know there is! This is something that is more unusual."
Her efforts prompted laughter from the Duchesses of Cornwall and Cambridge, and the assembled crowds.