Ed Sheeran wants to get more tattoos to ensure people don’t mistake him for Prince Harry.

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The 22-year-old singer – who has already been inked a number of times – is keen to make sure he doesn’t get confused with flame-haired Harry if the royal is ever photographed naked again, which comes after nude pictures of him playing strip billiards in Las Vegas were posted online last summer.

He told the Daily Star: “This is why I got so many tattoos. So when he is seen naked again, people know it’s definitely not me.

“I bumped into Harry and took a picture on my phone with him and he said, ‘This better not end up in any papers, mate.’ ”

It’s not just members of the public who have mistaken the A Team hitmaker for Harry. The royal’s cousins, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, told the singer he looked like the Apache helicopter pilot after he performed in the Caribbean at a private wedding.

Sheeran said: “On the first night we had a massive party and I didn’t really clock that they were royal and we had a very good time drinking.

“The next day one of the girls said, ‘You know my cousin looks like you’. I said a lot of people say they have ginger cousins that look like me.

“It turns out her cousin was Prince Harry.”