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got all dressed up for a very special event.
On Thursday, the Grammy winner donned his royal best for an unique occasion at Buckingham Palace. Sporting an extended suit jacket and pants, the 26-year-old star stood tall and proud as he was made an official member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his services to music and charity.
Through the investiture ceremony, Sheeran smiled as granted him a prized red and silver neck decoration, which he later gleefully showed off to photographers afterward.
By the Sheeran’s grin, the moment was one he’ll always remember.
“Honoured to be awarded an MBE today at Buckingham Palace, ” he gushed on social media.
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While the day was already special, it also marked a heartbreaking anniversary for the singer.
“My grandfather… he died on this day four years ago, so it’s actually quite a nice full circle thing, ” he said, according to . “I guess he’d be pretty proud. ”
Sheeran is also in acclaimed musical company as all members of The Beatles were granted MBEs in 1965, although ultimately returned the honor in protest.