He’s only in New Zealand for a week, but British musician Ed Sheeran managed to catch up with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for a cup of tea and some scones baked by the leader herself. “Couldn’t make any of Ed Sheeran’s shows while he is here so cheekily suggested he come round for a cuppa and some scones”, Ardern wrote on Instagram. “Didn’t quite expect him to say yes. Thanks @teddysphotos. It was a real treat to meet you. And as an added bonus, my scones weren’t a complete disaster!”
The pair enjoyed a snack and catch up together after Sheeran was welcomed to New Zealand with a traditional Maori greeting. Sheeran kicked off his concert tour with his first show at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland on Saturday. The musician finishes off the tour in Dunedin on Sunday.
Ardern has had a busy week herself, after meeting former United States President Barack Obama during his brief visit.