Singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran receives an MBE at the Buckingham Palace in London on 7 December 2017.
From sleeping rough outside Buckingham Palace to receiving a MBE from the Prince of Wales inside the Palace the Castle on the Hill singer has come a long way.
Sheeran was the most-streamed artist of 2017 and supports various charities, including the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the ONE Campaign.
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.
The Perfect hitmaker said the 69-year-old royal was amazed that he was jetting off to NY immediately after to play a concert, and jokingly asked if he's still making lots of money from his record sales.
Ed Sheeran from London is made an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by the Prince of Wales at an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London.
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According to Clarence House, Sheeran's MBE is for his services to music and charity.
"He was asking me if I was still selling lots of records, and I told him I've got a concert in NY tomorrow".
The 26-year-old, who grew up in Framlingham and went to Thomas Mills High School, received the award for his music career and his charity work.
He said Bill was a "massive loyalist" and would be "pretty proud".
Sheeran said his secret to his success was persistence.
"I guess he'd be pretty proud".