Ed Sheeran Awarded MBE at Buckingham Palace, Chats With Prince Charles

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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.

Asked by reporters outside Buckingham Palace whether he would play wedding singer for the Royal couple if asked, he replied with a grin: "Yeah, why not".

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.

Sheeran was not named a knight or Sir, so instead of the formalities associated with such a distinction, Sheeran chatted casually with Prince Charles.

The singer-songwriter said he had not been asked by the prince and his fiancée to perform but revealed he would be willing to if he was asked.

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.

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He said: "Do you know what I love, my grandfather was a massive royalist".

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

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.

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

Despite breaking numerous records - including becoming the most-streamed artist on Spotify, and topping the Apple Music and iTunes charts with the most popular album, Divide, and song [Shape of You] of 2017 - and winning countless awards during his career spanning more than a decade, Sheeran said that "persistence" has got him where he is.

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