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  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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Elements

The elements of the Letters Patent may include:

Arms, depicted on a shield shape;

Crest, which may or may not be placed on a helmet with mantling. In most cases a wreath of twisted cloth is found at the base of a crest. Occasionally, other elements are substituted for the helmet and mantling;

Supporters, which are placed on either side of the shield and stand on a base known as a compartment;

Motto, a phrase placed on a scroll;

Flag;

Badge/Insignia, an emblem separate from the Arms;

Cadet shield, a modified version of the main arms designed to be used by a descendant or heir of the recipient.

The helmet, mantling and honours insignia cannot be searched.