Ed Sheeran got all spruced up for an extremely exceptional event.
On Thursday, the Grammy champ wore his regal best for a remarkable event at Buckingham Palace. Brandishing a long suit coat and jeans, the 26-year-old star stood tall and glad as he was made an official individual from the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his administrations to music and philanthropy.
The award-winning celebrity, whose latest album Divided spent more than 15 weeks at the top of the charts, received the honour during a Buckingham Palace investiture ceremony.
From sleeping on Jamie Foxx’s sofa as a budding musician to performing to tens of thousands of fans worldwide, the 26-year-old has come a long way since he released his debut album in 2011.
He has notched up three chart topping singles, won a Grammy Award last year and his latest track Perfect – newly reworked as a duet with Beyoncé Knowles – is expected to become his next Number 1 this week.
Sheeran has worked with a range of charities including East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, an organisation he supports as an ambassador and has the Duchess of Cambridge as its royal patron.
Amid the instatement function, Sheeran grinned as Prince Charles allowed him a prized red and silver neck enhancement, which he later merrily flaunted to picture takers subsequently. In light of the Sheeran’s smile, the minute was one he’ll recall forget.
“Regarded to be granted a MBE today at Buckingham Palace,” he spouted on social.