Ed Sheeran receives royal honor from Prince Charles

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.

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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. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
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. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
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. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
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. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
Singer Ed Sheeran with his MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) medal that was presented to him by the Prince of Wales during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by John Stillwell/PA Images via Getty Images)
British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran poses with his medal after being appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to music and charity during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London on December 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / John Stillwell (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran poses with his medal after being appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to music and charity during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London on December 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / John Stillwell (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
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“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, 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.”

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