Ed: I’m avail­able for Harry wed­ding

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GLOBAL 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 a glit­ter­ing mu­sic ca­reer and his char­ity work, the singer-song­writer said he had not been asked by the prince and his fi­ancée to per­form at the spe­cial one­off 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, 26, who has en­joyed phe­nom­e­nal 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.

> Singer Ed Sheeran with his MBE medal pre­sented to him by the Prince of Wales

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