I’d play first song at royal wed­ding – Ed

Star’ s of­fer as he re­ceives gong

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - NEWS - BY TONY JONES

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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