Sheeran was not named a knight or Sir, so instead of the formalities associated with such a distinction, Sheeran chatted casually with Prince Charles.
Ed Sheeran was officially made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Prince Charles on Thursday (07Dec17).
Famed for his very casual appearance, the red-headed star cut a sharp figure as she attended the ceremony in morning dress; including a smart tails coat.
Ed, dressed in a blue tie, long black jacket, light blue waistcoat and grey pants, held up his medal outside the Palace and told press that he would happily perform the first song at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.
Speaking to reporters after the ceremony, Sheeran said his late grandfather would have been pleased with his honour.
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"My grandfather was a massive royalist".
"I think it's persistence", Sheeran, who was recently forced to cancel tour dates due to arm injuries sustained in a bicycle accident, insisted.
Asked about his chat with the Prince of Wales, the singer said: "He was asking me if I was still selling lots of records and I told him I've got a concert in NY tomorrow, and he was quite surprised I was flying after this".
Sheeran said he didn't think he had a "vast amount of talent compared to other people", calling his success "persistence".
The singer-songwriter's career took off after the release of his debut CD in 2011 and since that time the 26-year-old musician has notched up three number one singles, along with three chart topping albums.
He was the most-streamed artist of 2017 and has supported various good causes.