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Ed Sheeran is made an MBE by The Prince of Wales

7th December 2017

Ed Sheeran at Buckingham Palace

Ed Sheeran at Buckingham Palace

Today. singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was awarded an MBE by The Prince of Wales for his musical career and his charity work.

The award winning celebrity, whose latest album Divided spent more than 15 weeks at the top of the charts, will receive the honour during a Buckingham Palace investiture ceremony.

Ed 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.

After the Investiture, Ed said: "Do you know what I love, my grandfather was a massive royalist, he had all the commemorative plates and stuff, and 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."

Also recognised during the Investiture ceremony was comedian Tony Hawks who was awarded an MBE for his charity work in Moldova where he has opened a children's centre to help youngsters with chronic conditions.

Tony Hawks with his Member of the British Empire medal presented to him by The Prince of Wales

Tony Hawks with his Member of the British Empire medal presented to him by The Prince of Wales