Ed Sheeran Won’t Be Performing At Royal Wedding

Ed Sheeran has shot down rumours that he will be performing at the upcoming wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

A source previously told ET that the “Shape of You” singer had been asked to perform a few songs at the royal ceremony in May, but Sheeran has said it won’t be happening.

The 27-year-old pop star spoke to the BBC about the speculation while on the red carpet at Wednesday’s Brit Awards in London.

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“They [journalists] said ‘If you were asked, would you say yes?’ And I was like ‘Of course!’… And everyone’s like ‘Oh, he’s playing it,’ but no-one’s actually looked at my tour dates – I’m in Ireland, I can’t do it,” Sheeran revealed.

He then quickly added: “I haven’t been asked either.”

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The “Thinking Out Loud” hitmaker previously said he would play the wedding “if [he] was free,” when speaking to ET’s Keltie Knight at KIIS-FM’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in Inglewood, Calif..

“I get asked this all the time, like I know the royal family. I’ve met Harry once!” he explained. “[And] that was in 2011 at his gran’s Jubilee, and it was like, ‘Hey.’ ‘Hey’… I barely know him!”

Meanwhile, Harry and Meghan recently stopped by the Great Gallery in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, in Edinburgh, where they were treated to a performance of Sheeran’s “Perfect” by the Impact Arts children’s choir.

Markle was said to have almost been brought to tears by the performance.

If Sheeran truly isn’t available on the day of the wedding, then perhaps the Scottish children’s choir could fill in for him.

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