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Ed Sheeran receives MBE from Prince Charles

The twenty-six-year-old Grammy-winning artist received the honour for his service to music and charity. Image via @ClarenceHouse Photograph: (Twitter)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 07, 2017, 04.05 PM (IST)

Singing sensation Ed Sheeran has been awarded an MBE by Prince Charles -- Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire -- in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

The twenty-six-year-old Grammy-winning artist received the honour for his service to music and charity. 

"My grandfather was a massive royalist," he told the BBC. "He had all the commemorative plates and stuff, and he died on this day four years ago, so it`s actually quite a nice full circle thing, I guess he`d be pretty proud."

Sheeran is also the most-streamed artist of the year on music service Spotify. His third album 'Divide', topped the US album charts.

"He has also used his celebrity to support several charities, including children`s hospices, anti-poverty campaigns and an AIDS charity. Speaking to reporters after the ceremony, Sheeran said his late grandfather would have been pleased with his honour," noted a Reuters report.

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In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Ed Sheeran was asked if he would be performing at the royal wedding to which he responded saying that he had met the royal family and Prince Charles previously and would love to perform at the wedding if he finds the time.

The 'Shape of You' singer recently released his duet piece 'Perfect Duet' with Beyonce. 

(With inputs from Reuters)


 

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