Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Pop star Ed Sheeran receives honour from Britain's Prince Charles

Pop star Ed Sheeran receives honour from Britain's Prince Charles

Ed Sheeran from London is made an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by the Prince of Wales at an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London.

Six years after breaking into the music industry, Ed collected the prestigious honour fromPrince Charles at Buckingham Palace in London on Thursday.

The singer mentioned that he would love to play at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding reception.

According to Clarence House, Sheeran's MBE is for his services to music and charity.

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire rewards contributions to the arts and sciences.

As well as Ed, Tony Hawks (comedian) was also awarded an MBE for his charity work in Moldova where he set up a children's centre to help those in need.

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"I guess he'd be pretty proud".

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.

He also told reporters he was thinking of his grandfather, a "massive royalist", when he received the award. "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.

Sweetly, the 26-year-old dedicated the award to his late grandfather Bill Sheeran who died on this day four years ago saying he'd be "proud" of him.

Sheeran said his secret to his success was persistence.

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