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Ed Sheeran responds to rumours that he turned down King Charles' Coronation Concert

Ed Sheeran responds to rumours that he turned down King Charles' Coronation Concert

The singer has spoken out following rumours he snubbed King Charles III's coronation

Ed Sheeran has spoken out following claims he rejected an invite to King Charles' coronation.

The singer has recently been embroiled in a bitter lawsuit in the States, with him being accused of plagiarism.

But in the run up to today's big event, rumours began circulating that the 'Thinking Out Loud' singer had turned down the offer to perform for the king and queen.

I mean, whatever you think about the Royal Family and the monarchy, it's a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Just looking at the guest list, it's a veritable who's who of A-list celebs, from Lionel Ritchie and Katy Perry, to comedy duo And and Dec and top scout Bear Grylls.

So why would Ed choose not to take part in the bash?

Ed Sheeran has spoken out following rumours he snubbed the coronation.
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Well, reports earlier this year suggested that he was simply too busy, and that his schedule didn't allow him to make the trip over to the UK for the do.

Speaking The Morning Mashup on Sirius Xm, the popstar said he was surprised to see it all over the news.

"I want to clear something up actually because there was loads of stuff in the press that I turned down the coronation, and no one ever asked me ever," Sheeran explained.

"I assume if they went online and went, 'What’s Ed doing on May 6th?', they would’ve been like, 'Oh, he’s playing in Dallas'.

"I think that’s what happened, but obviously, [the] press had the negative story of loads of people turning down the Coronation."

Adding: "I never ever turned it down."

This comes after Sheeran prevailed in his lawsuit in New York this week.

Kathryn Townsend Griffin, the daughter of Ed Townsend, one of the co-writers on the Marvin Gaye track ‘Let’s Get It On’, filed a suit back in 2017.

Sheeran recently won his plagiarism lawsuit.
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She accused Sheeran of ripping off ‘Let’s Get It On’ for his hit song ‘Thinking Out Loud’, arguing there were 'striking similarities' between the two tracks and 'overt common elements' that violate their copyright.

However, after hearing the closing arguments this week, the jury came to its decision and determined Sheeran didn’t wrongfully copy compositional elements of Gaye's iconic hit.

Speaking after the verdict, Sheeran said: “Unfortunately, unfounded claims like this are being fuelled by individuals who are offered as music experts in musical analysis.

"In this instance, the other side’s musicologist left out words and notes; presented different and simple pictures as melodies and by doing so, created what I think we proved for all to see were misleading comparisons and disinformation to find supposed similarities where none exist, and I think we proved for all to see that they tried to manipulate my and Amy’s song to try and convince the jury that they had a genuine claim.

"I’m very grateful that the jury saw through those attempts."

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Topics: UK News, Coronation, King Charles III, Ed Sheeran, Music