The musician was no doubt overcome with emotion as on this day a year ago he sadly lost his grandfather, and he hopes he would have been "pretty proud" of his achievement, seeing as he was a huge fan of the royal family.
The singer, who has enjoyed worldwide success with his hits such as The A-Team and Thinking Out Loud, also spoke about his late grandad at the event.
"My grandfather was a massive royalist", the 26-year-old guitarist told BBC News, explaining the personal significance of receiving this honor. "I think it's persistence".
". 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".
'I think talent is like 30% of it and persistence, drive and self belief are the other ones, which I guess are all the same thing'.
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