Ed Sheeran breaches royal protocol as he receives MBE!

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Ed Sheeran breaches royal protocol when receiving his MBE as he touches Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

The Shape Of You singer completely messed up while picking up his MBE at Buckingham Palace this week.

As Ed accepted his MBE he touched Prince Charles on the arm instead of shaking his hand, which slightly broke a major royal rule.

Royal etiquette means that touching shouldn’t be more than a formal handshake.

Ed informally touched Charles’s arm.

“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,” Ed said.

“My grandfather was a massive royalist. He had all the commemorative plates and stiff, 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.”

Ed Sheeran’s third studio album, ‘divide’, topped the charts in 100 countries and Ed made history with the fastest-selling album by a male artist in the UK chart ever.

Ed is responsible for many of the biggest tracks of the year with ‘Galway Girl’, ‘Castle On The Hill’ and ‘Shape Of You’ featuring Stormzy, which is the UK’s biggest-selling single of the year, and his latest single, ‘Perfect‘.

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