Canada's incoming governor general has had her first audience with the Queen.

The Governor General's office says Julie Payette met with Queen Elizabeth at Balmoral Castle, her summer home in Scotland.

The Queen has bestowed several orders on Payette, including an Extraordinary Companion of the Order of Canada

The retired Canadian astronaut is scheduled to meet with Prince Charles later Wednesday.

She will officially replace Gov. Gen. David Johnston on Oct. 2.