Ed Sheeran Receives Medal from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace

Ed Sheeran with his MBE

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

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 British singer, whose latest album Divide spent more than 15 weeks at the top of the charts, was the most-streamed artist of 2017 and supported various good causes.

Ed Sheeran has had an unbelievable 2017, selling millions of copies of his album Divide and headlining Glastonbury.

Ed said that he hadn't been asked by Harry to perform at his wedding in May 2018, but when asked if he would do it, he replied: 'Yeah, why not'.

The Prince of Wales presented the medal to Sheeran and was reportedly impressed by the singer's work ethic.

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"He was asking me if I was still selling lots of records, and I told him I've got a concert in NY tomorrow".

"My grandfather was a massive royalist", the 26-year-old guitarist told BBC News, explaining the personal significance of receiving this honor.

Sheeran said about their brief chat: '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 Grammy Award victor spoke about his grandfather Bill Sheeran after the ceremony, saying he would be proud of his medal.

"I guess he'd be pretty proud".

Sheeran said his secret to his success was persistence.