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Suffolk born superstar Ed Sheeran awarded MBE

Suffolk-born superstar Ed Sheeran has said he would be happy to play the first song at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding reception.

His MBE was awarded by Prince Charles. Credit: ITV News.

After receiving an MBE for a glittering music career and his charity work, the singer-songwriter said he had not been asked by the prince and his fiancee to perform at the special one-off gig in May.

But when quizzed if he would like to do it, he replied with a grin "yeah, why not".

Sheeran's MBE was awarded by the Prince of Wales during a Buckingham Palace investiture ceremony.

He spoke about his grandfather after the ceremony. Credit: ITV News.

The singer-songwriter who has enjoyed phenomenal worldwide success, spoke about his grandfather Bill Sheeran after the ceremony.

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

– Ed Sheeran