Ed Sheeran “chuffed” with MBE for services to music and charity in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Ed Sheeran performing at Latitude 2015 - Paul Bayfield

Ed Sheeran performing at Latitude 2015 - Paul Bayfield - Credit: Archant

Suffolk singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

The 26-year-old, who has achieved untold global fame and helped raise thousands of pounds for charity, will receive an MBE for services to music and charity.

The Framlingham chart-topper joins cookery queen Delia Smith and a host of unsung heroes in the region who have been recognised. Sheeran has come a long way since his debut album in 2011. His honour comes a week before one his biggest gigs to date, closing the Glastonbury festival, and three months after he released his third album, C:: (Divide), which has spent 11 non-consecutive weeks at the summit of the UK charts.

He was last year recognised by the University of Suffolk for his outstanding contribution to music and has auctioned off several items of clothing for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH).

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