Ed Sheeran Received This Major Honor from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace

Ed Sheeran Received This Major Honor from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace

Sheeran is open to performing at the forthcoming royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Prince Charles made Spotify's most-streamed artist of 2017 an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

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 singer-songwriter said he had not been asked by the prince and his fiancée to perform but revealed he would be willing to if he was asked.

The Perfect hitmaker said the 69-year-old royal was amazed that he was jetting off to NY immediately after to play a concert, and jokingly asked if he's still making lots of money from his record sales.

He has also been named as the biggest star on YouTube in the United Kingdom in 2017, topping the site's most popular video lists for the year.


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.

Sheeran's "New York concert" tomorrow (Dec. 8) is the Z100 Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden.

Sheeran said he didn't think he had a "vast amount of talent compared to other people", calling his success "persistence".

He admitted: "I think it's persistence".

"He had all the commemorative plates and stuff", Sheeran said, "and he died on this day four years ago, so it's actually quite a nice full circle thing".

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