Ed Sheeran said he was returning to his “dad duties” after his “surreal” performance at the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on Sunday night.

The megastar, who became a father for the second time last month, performed his hit romantic ballad Perfect during Jubilee celebrations, which featured images of the Queen and Prince Philip on giant screens around the stage.

‘I return [to daddy duties] after that. I think we’re going to have a curry,’ Ed, 31, said in an interview ahead of his standout performance.

Reality check: Ed Sheeran, 31, said he was getting back to his ‘dad duties’ after his ‘surreal’ performance at the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on Sunday night

He continued, “It’s like a full-loop nostalgia moment. This is the event where I bought a guitar seeing Eric Clapton, then ten years ago I went to play it at the Diamond Jubilee.

“I find it really surreal. I find it really surreal. I still have the [2002 Golden Jubilee concert] DVD Party at the Palace at my place. These events make you pinch yourself.

On the mood of the event, he added: “Really nice and, knock on wood, the weather is great…

Congratulations!  Ed announced last month that he and his wife Cherry Seaborn had secretly welcomed their second child [pictured in February]

Congratulations! Ed announced last month that he and his wife Cherry Seaborn had secretly welcomed their second child [pictured in February]

Surprise!  The singer, took to Instagram at the time to break the shock news, sharing a photo of a pair of white baby booties

Surprise! The singer, took to Instagram at the time to break the shock news, sharing a photo of a pair of white baby booties

Good news: Captioning his snap, Ed wrote:

Good news: Captioning his snap, Ed wrote, “I want you all to know we had another beautiful baby girl.” We are both so in love with her and thrilled to be a family of 4 x’

“It’s very rare that you have days like this to feel patriotic. I think the last one like this was the Euro final.

Ed cut a fine figure as he took to the stage outside Buckingham Palace to perform.

He wore a navy blue suit which he paired with a white shirt and silver tie, while holding his guitar in front of him as he sang.

Born to play: The megastar performed his hit ballad Perfect during the celebrations, which featured images of the Queen and Prince Philip on giant screens around the stage

Born to play: The megastar performed his hit ballad Perfect during the celebrations, which featured images of the Queen and Prince Philip on giant screens around the stage

Speak: 'I'm coming back [to daddy duties] after that.  I think we're going to have a curry,' Ed said in an interview ahead of his standout performance.

Speak: ‘I’m coming back [to daddy duties] after that. I think we’re going to have a curry,’ Ed said in an interview ahead of his standout performance.

Dream: He continued, “It's like a full-loop nostalgia moment.  This is the event where I bought a guitar seeing Eric Clapton, then ten years ago I went to play it at the Diamond Jubilee'

Dream: He continued, “It’s like a full-loop nostalgia moment. This is the event where I bought a guitar seeing Eric Clapton, then ten years ago I went to play it at the Diamond Jubilee’

It was announced that Ed would be performing at the Platinum Jubilee at the end of May.

He took to the stage during the finale of the carnival procession through the streets of London, ahead of the national anthem, singing his hit romantic ballad Perfect as footage showing images of the Queen and Philip scrolled across giant screens around the stage.

Philip – the man the Queen described as her ‘strength and stability’ – was married to the monarch for 73 years and dedicated decades of his life to royal duty.

Looking good: Ed wore a navy blue suit which he teamed with a white shirt and silver tie, while holding his guitar in front of him as he sang

Looking good: Ed wore a navy blue suit which he teamed with a white shirt and silver tie, while holding his guitar in front of him as he sang

He died aged 99 in April last year during the pandemic, leaving the Queen to mourn her lifelong confidant.

Ed said he would return home to spend some quality time with his partner Cherry Seaborn and their two children after Ed announced last month that they had secretly welcomed their second child.

The couple are already parents to eldest daughter Lyra Antarctica, 21 months, whom they welcomed in August 2020.

Making music: Ed performed on stage at the Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace in 2012

Making music: Ed performed on stage at the Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace in 2012

The Queen appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the final act of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The 96-year-old monarch appeared for a few minutes and waved to the crowd from the balcony, where she was joined by members of her family, including the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Crowds outside the palace sang the national anthem, after the Queen – who has experienced some discomfort in recent days – and her family waved on the balcony.

Celebrations draw to a close: The Queen, Prince Charles and the Cambridges appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to see the end of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Celebrations draw to a close: The Queen, Prince Charles and the Cambridges appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to see the end of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Hordes of people: Crowds are seen on The Mall with the Queen shown on a screen during the singing of the national anthem

Hordes of people: Crowds are seen on The Mall with the Queen shown on a screen during the singing of the national anthem

Regal: The original golden coronation carriage with Queen's hologram is seen during the Platinum Pageant

Regal: The original golden coronation carriage with Queen’s hologram is seen during the Platinum Pageant

Looking back: Morris Minor cars are seen during the Platinum Jubilee Concours as a look back at British motoring history

Looking back: Morris Minor cars are seen during the Platinum Jubilee Concours as a look back at British motoring history

Prior to this, the monarch appeared as a hologram in the Platinum Jubilee Contest.

A 3D image of the Queen – who has struggled to get around in recent months – waved to the crowd from the Gold State Coach during the London street show.

The coach, which was flanked by mounted guards, featured archival footage of the monarch, and the special effects made it look like the Queen was riding through the streets of the British capital.

All stars: AJ Odudu, Holly Willoughby, Rylan Clark-Neal and Nicole Scherzinger enter the contest

All stars: AJ Odudu, Holly Willoughby, Rylan Clark-Neal and Nicole Scherzinger enter the contest

Stylish: Adam Lambart, 40, showed off his sensational sense of style in a large black jacket with gold stitching as he took the stage with Queen on Saturday night

Stylish: Adam Lambart, 40, showed off his sensational sense of style in a large black jacket with gold stitching as he took the stage with Queen on Saturday night

Captions: During their opening number, Brian May appeared stunningly behind a golden stage on a huge platform as he rocked the guitar solo while Roger Taylor put on an incredible show behind the drums

Captions: During their opening number, Brian May appeared stunningly behind a golden stage on a huge platform as he rocked the guitar solo while Roger Taylor put on an incredible show behind the drums

Legends: During their opening number, Brian May rocked the guitar solo while Roger Taylor put on an incredible show behind the drums

The horse-drawn carriage led the spectacular parade, which brought together around 10,000 people, including 6,000 performers.

Other members of the royal family – including the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – all enjoyed the festivities from the royal box.

A host of big-name stars also took part in the event, including Sir Cliff Richard, Naomi Campbell, Dame Joan Collins and Kate Moss – who rode a 90s-themed bus – as well as classic cars from James Bond. and Daleks from “Doctor Who”.

Additionally, the parade included a Bollywood-inspired segment that celebrated the British South Asian experience, as well as a special performance by pop star Ed Sheeran.

Nostalgia: Naomi Campbell was seen atop the 90s bus during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Parade in London

Nostalgia: Naomi Campbell was seen atop the 90s bus during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Parade in London