Ed Sheeran awarded an MBE by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace

Special occasion Of his meeting with Prince Charles who gave him the accolade Ed said that he impressed was impressed that Ed was due to fly to New York that evening

'I don't have a vast amount of talent': Ed Sheeran, 26, is honoured with an MBE at Buckingham Palace... but humble artist says he owes his success to 'persistence'

Suffolk star Ed Sheeran 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.

While there, Ed hinted he might be performing at one of the biggest events next year will see - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.

You might think that Ed Sheeran's life is spent decking the halls, appearing on Game of Thrones and getting into unusual accidents: Not so!

The 26-year-old singer, who's latest album Divided topped the charts in Australia, received the accolade from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

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 musician was no doubt overcome with emotion as on this day a year ago he sadly lost his grandfather, and he hopes he would have been "pretty proud" of his achievement, seeing as he was a huge fan of the royal family.

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

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'.

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

Speaking at the palace, Ed explained: 'I think it's persistence.

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

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