Ed Sheeran made a faux pas while receiving his MBE at Buckingham Palace yesterday

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Going forward, you can address Ed Sheeran by his proper title, which is now 'Ed Sheeran MBE'.

The ginger singer received his award from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace yesterday, and looked uncharacteristically smart as he dressed in traditional attire to receive the honour for his services to music and charity.

As some people have pointed out, he also managed to breach royal protocol by touching Charles's forearm while shaking his hand; for some reason, that's not the done thing, although the future king didn't seem to mind the faux pas.

Sheeran told reporters: “He was asking me if I was still selling lots of records. And I told him I’ve got a concert in New York tomorrow – and he was quite surprised I was flying after this.”

Gripping stuff altogether.

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