Pop star Ed Sheeran went to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's house for a 'cuppa and scones'

Jacinda Ardern/Instagram

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern could not make any of Ed Sheeran’s New Zealand shows, so she invited him for a “cuppa and scones” instead.

The English pop singer is in New Zealand for six shows – three each in Auckland and Dunedin.

Since Ardern cannot make any of the shows, she thought the next best thing was to meet the singer, and Sheeran obliged by accepting her invitation.

“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 posted on Instagram.

“Didn’t quite expect him to say yes. It was a real treat to meet you. And as an added bonus, my scones weren’t a complete disaster!”

Sheeran will play again in Auckland on Monday, before shows in Dunedin on March 29 and 31 and April 1.

This article first appeared at Stuff.co.nz. See the original here.

NOW WATCH: Briefing videos

Business Insider Emails & Alerts

Site highlights each day to your inbox.

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.