On December 7, Sheeran received a MBE - the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire - for his work in the arts, and was presented with the chivalrous distinction at Buckingham Palace.
In a series of posts shared on his Instagram, the "Perfect" singer couldn't hide his excitement as he held his award in one snap and captioned it: "Honoured to be awarded an MBE today at Buckingham Palace x".
Sheeran said he was thinking of his late grandfather Bill, who passed four years ago today, as he received the award.
Kylie Minogue introduces Queen Elizabeth II to Ed Sheeran backstage after the 2012 Diamond Jubilee.
The "Shape of your" hit-maker has worked with a range of charities like an organization East Anglia's Children's Hospices, which he supports as an ambassador and has the Duchess of Cambridge as its royal patron.
Singer Ed Sheeran with his MBE.
Sheeran said his secret to his success was persistence.
According to the Clarence House's Twitter account, he was given the royal honor for his "services to music and charity". "... My grandfather ... he died on this day for years ago, so it's actually quite a nice full circle thing, I guess he'd be pretty proud".