Well done Ed! He's just received an MBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace for his services in music and his dedication to charity.
Sheeran's MBE was presented by the Prince of Wales during a Buckingham Palace investiture ceremony.
Charles was impressed by the musician's globe-trotting activities as he was due to fly to NY later for a gig on Friday.
And the year is ending with a cherry on top.
Ed Sheeran with Prince Charles at the ceremony.
Sheeran's MBE also recognised his charity work and he has supported a range of organisations including East Anglia's Children's Hospices, acting as an ambassador.
Ed, dressed in a blue tie, long black jacket, light blue waistcoat and grey pants, held up his medal outside the Palace and told press that he would happily perform the first song at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.
As a young boy Sheeran set his sights on becoming a performer and in his teenage years he pursued his dream, endlessly gigging and later releasing songs as he tried to gain a foothold in the music business.
The Shape of You singer was all smiles as he shook HRH's hand whilst collecting his MBE (short for Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire).
The singer-songwriter, who first smashed into the charts in 2011, has enjoyed phenomenal worldwide success, spoke about his grandfather Bill Sheeran after the ceremony. 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.
From sleeping rough outside Buckingham Palace to receiving a MBE from the Prince of Wales inside the Palace the Castle on the Hill singer has come a long way.