MICHAEL VAN GERWEN has been awarded the Dutch equivalent of an MBE.
The world number one received the Ridder in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau from the King of the Netherlands.
With pride i can say today i have received the title “Ridder in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau” (MBE) from the King. It’s a honor. pic.twitter.com/hGL8Ax5uMo— Michael Van Gerwen (@MvG180) April 26, 2018
Van Gerwen was congratulated by fellow Dutch darts legend Raymond Van Barneveld, who was also a recipient of the prestigious award in 1999.
Since switching to the PDC in 2007, Van Gerwen has racked up an astonishing 41 televised titles, including five televised nine-dart finishes, along with 64 non-televised PDC titles.
The two-time World Champion now has his sights set on adding to his three Premier League crowns at The O2 next month.