I’d play first song at royal wedding – Ed
Star’ s offer as he receives gong
Superstar Ed Sheeran has said he would be happy to play the first song at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding reception.
After receiving an MBE for his music career and charity work, the singersongwriter said he had not been asked by the prince and his fiancee to perform at the 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.
The singer-songwriter, who has enjoyed worldwide success, spoke about his grandfather Bill Sheeran after the ceremony. He 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.”
The singer-songwriter’s career took off after the release of his debut CD in 2011 and since then the 26-year-old has notched up three number-one singles, along with three chart-topping albums.
Asked about the secret of his success, he played down his achievements saying: “I don’t have a vast amount of talent compared to other people, I think talent is like 30% of it and persistence, drive and self-belief are the other ones, which I guess are all the same thing.”
“I don’t have a vast amount of talent compared to other people”
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