Ed Sheeran receives an MBE from the Prince

Ed Sheeran was awarded an MBE at Buckingham Palace today for his services to music and charity.

The 26-year-old pop star, who this year topped the charts with his third album Divide, was presented with the honour by Prince Charles.

ED Sheeran was awarded an MBE at Buckingham Palace today for his services to music and charity.

The 26-year-old pop star, who this year topped the charts with his third album Divide, was presented with the honour by Prince Charles.

When quizzed if he would like to do it, he replied with a grin: “Yeah, why not!”

The singer-songwriter, who first smashed into the charts in 2011, has enjoyed phenomenal worldwide success, spoke about his grandfather Bill Sheeran after the ceremony.

He said: “Do you know what I love, my grandfather was a massive royalist, he had all the commemorative plates and stuff, and he died on this day four years ago, so it’s actually quite a nice full circle thing, I guess he’d be pretty proud.”

Ed has had a roller coaster of a year, which saw his third album smash charts across the globe.

The album and its singles have helped him to become one of the most streamed artists on the planet, as well as raking in a staggering collection of number one hits.

More recently Ed hit headlines after he was knocked off his bike in London, something which caused him to postpone some of his gigs.

However, he seems to have fully recovered from the accident. He was well-enough to perform and play his guitar over the weekend during the X Factor’s 2017 final.

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