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Ed Sheeran awarded an MBE by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace

08 December 2017

Yesterday, Prince Charles bestowed an MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) medal on Sheeran for achievements in music and charity, reports the BBC.

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

The "Perfect" singer was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire this week.

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. "Yeah, why not", he quipped with a grin.

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After receiving his gong, the Yorkshire-born singer-songwriter revealed he'd not been asked by the Prince and his fiancee, but that he'd be more than happy to perform on their big day in May.

"I don't have a vast amount of talent compared to other people, I think talent is like 30 per cent of it and persistence, drive and self belief are the other ones, which I guess are all the same thing", he said.

At the end, Ed had a brief conversation with Prince Charles and told him that he was travelling to NY tomorrow for another gig.

"I think it's persistence", Sheeran, who was recently forced to cancel tour dates due to arm injuries sustained in a bicycle accident, insisted.

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The award winning celebrity, whose latest album Divide spent more than 15 weeks at the top of the charts, received the honour during a Buckingham Palace investiture ceremony.

Joking about his meeting with Charles, the musician said the Prince was impressed by his globe-trotting activities as he was due to fly to NY later for a gig.

"My grandfather was a massive royalist".

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Ed Sheeran awarded an MBE by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace