Prince Edward's cake cutting has the internet in hysterics

Francesca Specter
Yahoo Style UK deputy editor
Prince Edward, pictured here cutting a cake in 2014, has been mocked for his technique. [Photo: Getty]

Prince Edward has prompted amusement on Twitter for his unusual cake cutting technique.

The Earl of Wessex, 55, who is the youngest of the Queen’s four children, attended an engagement at an event for members of the local community and volunteers at Lakeland Community Care Centre, to celebrate the institution’s 25th anniversary.

He was asked to cut a cake in order to honour the occasion, a moment chronicled in a video shared from Buckingham Palace’s official Twitter account, to its 4.1 million followers.

But the royal’s knife skills are what attracted the most attention: Edward plunges a bread knife into the middle of the cake before slicing it with small, chopping motions towards the outside edge.

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There has been a number of light-hearted jokes about it on Twitter, with one person suggested it looks like he has “never cut a cake before”. Others are saying the clip made them smile.

While the royal family typically put on a polished show for the general public, this isn’t the first time a high-profile moment has gone less than smoothly.

There was the time the Duchess of Cambridge got her heel caught in a metal grate during a parade in 2013.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge helps the Duchess of Cambridge as her heel gets stuck in the grating during the Irish Guards' St Patrick's Day Parade in 2013. [Photo: Getty]
Prince Harry sticks his tongue out during Trooping The Colour 1988. [Photo: Getty]

The same year, the Duchess of Cornwall accidentally dribbled ice cream while meeting Dame Judi Dench during a visit to the Isle of Wight, prompting the latter to offer her a tissue.

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And who can forget a young Prince Harry sticking his tongue out during Trooping the Colour in 1988 in the arms of his late mother, Princess Diana?