Former Ospreys and Wales wing Shane Williams was presented with an MBE for services to rugby at Buckingham Palace today.
Williams who attended the palace with his wife Gail said afterwards said that the experience was both humbling and overwhelming.
— Shane Williams (@ShaneWilliams11) April 4, 2014
Wales's record try scorer was reported as saying "It has been a surprise. I found it quite strange to be receiving an award from Prince Charles for playing sport which is something I just love doing. I still can't believe that I have received it, to be honest with you.
"It does take a long time to sink in. This is my first time at Buckingham Palace so that is overwhelming before even receiving the award. It has all been a bit of a blur really and it is something I will reflect upon later tonight."
The Glanamman man retired from international rugby in December 2011 and left the Ospreys in 2012. He now coaches and plays semi-professional rugby in Japan.