Ed Sheeran honoured by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace

Ed Sheeran honoured by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace

Ed Sheeran MBE
Sheeran was awarded the MBE for services to music and charity. (Photo: Twitter/Clarence House)

LONDON: English singer-songwriter Edward Christopher Sheeran has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by the Prince of Wales.

Clarence House congratulated the celebrity, popularly known as Ed Sheeran, in a tweet on Thursday (Dec 7). Sheeran was awarded the MBE for services to music and charity.

Commenting on the award, the singer said: “My grandfather … 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.”

Honoured to be awarded an MBE today at Buckingham Palace x

A post shared by Ed Sheeran (@teddysphotos) on

Last November, it was widely reported that Princess Beatrice had accidentally cut Sheeran’s face with a ceremonial sword during a botched party prank in which the royal pretended to knight singer James Blunt. Sheeran was said to have been rushed to hospital where he received stitches to a wound on his cheek.

Blunt later clarified that the story had been fabricated, and that Sheeran had injured himself while drunk.

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