Incoming governor general Julie Payette meets the Queen
Payette officially takes over from David Johnston on Oct. 2
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.
Governor General Designate Julie Payette's 1st audience with the Queen at Balmoral Castle. "Very nice to see you," they both said. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/cbc?src=hash">#cbc</a> <a href="https://t.co/s0KFcflIx0">pic.twitter.com/s0KFcflIx0</a>—@thomasdaigle