Ed Sheeran just collected his MBE from Prince Charles

Lawrence Kim
December 7, 2017

British musician Ed Sheeran has received an MBE at the age of 26.

But when quizzed if he would like to do it, he replied with a grin "yeah, why not". Upon accepting the award, Ed said, "My grandfather.died on this day four years ago, so it's actually quite a nice full circle thing".

The singer, 26, caught up with reporters at Buckingham Palace on Thursday, December 7, where he received an MBE from Prince Charles on behalf of Queen Elizabeth, signifying Sheeran is a member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in recognition of his services to music and charity.

The MBE has a lot of personal meaning for Sheeran, too: His late grandfather, Bill, was a "massive royalist" - i.e. a massive fan of the Royal family - and this MBE would be a huge deal to him, who passed away in 2013.

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Ed's had a pretty good 2017, selling millions of copies of his album Divide and headlining Glastonbury.

Sheeran's latest single flawless, newly re-worked as a duet with Beyonce, is expected to top the charts this week.

"Starting the year with a number one single and ending it with a number one single I've never done that before". "I think it's persistence".

Sheeran was also enthusiastic about his time working with Eminem on the American's latest album, describing the experience as "really amazing". 'I don't have a vast amount of talent compared to other people.

The global superstar has also worked with a range of charities including East Anglia's Children's Hospices - an organisation he supports as an ambassador and has the Duchess of Cambridge as its royal patron.

After receiving his gong, the Yorkshire-born singer-songwriter revealed he'd not been asked by the Prince and his fiancee, but that he'd be more than happy to perform on their big day in May.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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