Ed Sheeran receives MBE from Prince Charles

Carla Harmon
December 8, 2017

On Thursday, Sheeran not-so-casually headed to Buckingham Palace, where he was made an MBE, meaning he's now officially a member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

The 26-year-old Shape of You " singer was the most-streamed artist on music service Spotify globally in 2017, and his third album Divide, topped the United States album charts.

The "Shape of your" hit-maker has worked with a range of charities like an organization East Anglia's Children's Hospices, which he supports as an ambassador and has the Duchess of Cambridge as its royal patron.


While being interviewed, Ed was asked whether he'd perform at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.

Kylie Minogue introduces Queen Elizabeth II to Ed Sheeran backstage after the 2012 Diamond Jubilee.

Asked by reporters outside Buckingham Palace whether he would play wedding singer for the Royal couple if asked, he replied with a grin: "Yeah, why not".


"He was asking me if I was still selling lots of records and I told him I've got a concert in NY tomorrow, and he was quite surprised I was flying after this", Sheeran told the BBC.

"My grandfather was a massive royalist", he said. "He was asking me if I was still selling lots of records and I told him I've got a concert in NY tomorrow, and he was quite surprised I was flying after this", the "Thinking Out Loud" singer said, before downplaying his success.

Ultimately, Ed credits "persistence" with his sustained success.


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