The singer was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire on Thursday.
A royal honor! Ed Sheeran was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire on Thursday.
The “Perfect” singer, 26, was given the honor by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace in London. He received the award for “services to music and charity,” according to the Clarence House’s Twitter.
The day was a milestone for Sheeran in many ways.
“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," Sheeran said.
Perhaps Sheeran was able to put in a good word for himself with the royals to be a performer at Prince Harry’s wedding.
Earlier this month, ET’s Keltie Knight asked Sheeran about his willingness to perform at Harry’s May 2018 nuptials.
"I feel like all Americans ask English people like, 'Hey, do you know the queen?' And like, well I have met her, that is quite a true fact, but I don't know Harry that well," he explained. "I get asked this all the time like I know the Royal family. I've met Harry once! [And] that was in 2011 at his grans' Jubilee, and it was like, 'Hey.' 'Hey'... I barely know him!"
But he did contend that he’d be happy to perform “if I was free.”
For more on what Sheeran had to say, watch the exclusive interview below!