To celebrate the exciting news, the “Shape of You” singer released a public statement that read: “I am looking forward to performing at The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant in June. I’m proud to be part of the celebration and it's going to be a great opportunity to bring everyone together.”
So, what is the Platinum Jubilee, exactly? Well, here's the Sparknotes version: Per the official website, the Platinum Jubilee “tells the story of The Queen’s 70-year reign and our transforming society.”
The event is separated into four parts (hence the celebration spanning four days), which will feature special appearances from military personnel, artists and, of course, members of the general public. The final event consists of everyone coming together and singing the National Anthem. (This is also when Sheeran will close out the ceremony with his special performance.)
BRB, queueing up Ed Sheeran’s entire catalog on Spotify.
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