Ulster and Ireland captain Rory Best has been presented with his OBE by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.
The Banbridge man was awarded the accolade in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, announced in June last year, for services to rugby.
He took a break from international duty to travel to London, where he was on Wednesday morning called before a smiling Prince of Wales and exchanged a few words after the medal was pinned to his jacket lapel.
The British and Irish Lions hooker is Ireland’s most-capped forward with 113 appearances and led the team to the 2018 Six Nations Grand Slam.
Congratulations Dr. @RoryBest2 OBE
🏉 212 @UlsterRugby caps & Captain
☘️ 113 @IrishRugby caps & Captain
🏆 4 @SixNationsRugby titles
🏅 2 Grand Slams (1 as Captain)
🦁 @lionsofficial number 793
— BBC SPORT NI (@BBCSPORTNI) November 21, 2018