Ed Sheeran awarded MBE


Well done Ed! He's just received an MBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace for his services in music and his dedication to charity.

The pop star, who released his debut album in 2011, revealed that he would love to ideal at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding reception while chatting to PA following the ceremony. But asked afterwards by reporters whether he would do so if invited, he replied with a grin: "Yeah, why not".

The investiture ceremony went rather better than Ed's last brush with royalty too, as he was left needing stitches after an incident at a party held at the home of Charles' younger brother Prince Andrew in November 2016.

Ed Sheeran was officially made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Prince Charles on Thursday (07Dec17).

The British singer-songwriter, who recently dropped a new version of "Perfect" featuring Beyoncé, also revealed that the Prince of Wales had inquired about his music career during their meeting.

Ed dedicated the MBE to his grandfather, Bill Sheeran, who passed away four years earlier.

At the end, Ed had a brief conversation with Prince Charles and told him that he was travelling to NY tomorrow for another gig.

Double Grammy victor Ed, from Suffolk, remained modest about his achievements saying he didn't have "vast talent" compared to other artists but his "persistence, drive and self belief" had paid off.

"My grandfather was a massive royalist", the 26-year-old guitarist told BBC News, explaining the personal significance of receiving this honor.