Sports chief Professor Peter Thomas MBE has been recognised by Prince Edward for his work.
The Chairman of the Bucks & Milton Keynes Sport and Activity Partnership was given an Emeritus Award for his outstanding contribution to the Sport and Recreation Alliance.
Professor Thomas, who lives in Tattenhoe, has been involved in the Alliance since 1977 and has served as the chairman of the National Sport & Youth Committee;
He said: “I am very proud and honoured to be the first Welsh person to be presented with such a prestigious award. It is a huge honour.”