Queen Elizabeth's sword cuts cake in hilarious photo

After nearly 70 years as England's reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II is still finding ways to bring passion to the job. On Friday, June 11, she made an ordinary ceremonial cake-cutting even more "unusual," choosing to make the first cut with a sword rather than a knife. Her antics entertained those attending the event, including Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and resulted in adorable photos.

The royal family attended a sumptuous lunch event at the Eden Project, and while they were there, the Queen accepted a request to cut the cake. This led to her borrowing a ceremonial sword from Lord Lieutenant Edward Bolito of Cornwall, The Daily Telegraph reported. Despite an aide trying to give her a more practical option, telling her, "Here's a knife if you want it," Queen Elizabeth refused. "I know there are, but it's a little unusual," she said.

The Queen's response elicited laughter, as did her attempt to cut a large cake with a sword (upside down). Camilla eventually stepped in to help her, and Kate laughed. In the end, the sword worked, but they later switched it to a knife to get the job done.

The Queen's unique slicing strategy won over some on Twitter. Tweets from the royal family's account showing the process received a lot of comments, including from people who liked what they saw. "The Queen is a perfect example of how to spend every day. Her husband died and she had endless questions, but she cut the cake like a pro even if there was a jam jar in the way," one person wrote. Another joked: "We've all been there and want a piece of cake...can't find a cake knife so just grab the nearest sword."

The Queen has been busy with many engagements this week. Not only did she play a role in welcoming G7 leaders to the annual summit, but she also celebrated her official birthday. Although she turns 95 on April 21, the Queen's Trooping the Color ceremony is usually held on the second Saturday in June. According to the royal, this year's celebrations will be "a little different" but she will still be able to enjoy a birthday parade on June 12, including a "glorious flying display" and a 41-gun royal salute.

Another, more upsetting incident occurred earlier this week. On June 10, the royal family celebrated her late husband's 100th birthday. Prince Philip died in April before his 100th birthday. Still, their son Prince Edward said the queen is "actually doing a really good job, and since "life has gotten pretty busy" lately, "weirdly it fills in any particular void," CNN reported ".

It would be even better if there was a chance to cut the cake in everything.