In pictures from the investiture ceremony at the palace, the Shape Of You singer was honoured by the Prince of Wales for his services to music.
The Grammy Award victor spoke about his grandfather Bill Sheeran after the ceremony, saying he would be proud of his medal.
Ed Sheeran may not be a Grammy contender for Album of the Year or Song of the Year (which he's totally fine with, by the way), but he is the recipient of one of the highest honors an English lad can get.
He has also used his celebrity to support several charities, including children's hospices, anti-poverty campaigns and an AIDS charity.
Six years after breaking into the music industry, Ed collected the prestigious honour fromPrince Charles at Buckingham Palace in London on Thursday.
The Thinking Out Loud star downplayed his success and said only "30%" of it is down to his talents as a musician and songwriter.
Ed Sheeran was awarded the MBE for his music and charity work.
". He died on this day four years ago", the artist reportedly said, "so it's actually quite a nice full circle thing, I guess he'd be pretty proud".