Wales coach Warren Gatland said he felt "touched" after receiving a public honour from Prince William on Thursday.
The ARU is attempting to lure the B&I Lions back Down Under for a money-spinning kick-off to their 2017 tour of New Zealand.
John Spencer will once again be a British & Irish Lion, 46 years after he toured as a player, as tour manager in New Zealand for 2017.
British and Irish Lions legend Brian O'Driscoll believes the 2017 tourists should play a game in the Pacific Islands en route to New Zealand.
Wales and victorious British and Irish Lions boss Warren Gatland has been awarded the OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny was named the player of the year for 2013 by the British-based Rugby Union Writers' Club on Monday.
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