Anyone who scores three tries in Paris deserves a trip to Buckingham Palace and Ireland's find of the decade is no different.
O'Driscoll's performance against France last season was out of this world and he adopted the style of his hosts by playing with unbelievable panache.
Those marking him soon discover why he makes so many headlines. Despite a stocky build, his acceleration is considerable and he breaks through tackles with an ease that would impress Scott Gibbs.
Undoubtedly the first man on Graham Henry's Lion squad-sheet, O'Dricoll nevertheless needs to continue his impressive style this season to be guaranteed of a starting place.