developed a bit of a backlog due to high demand. While
certainly an annoyance for anyone seeking a grant of arms, it
is great to see more people taking advantage of one of the
more unique gifts the Crown bestows. And, indeed, it is good
to see so many people being deemed worthy of receiving a
grant of arms. This last point is often forgotten. An applicant
must make a case for why they deserve to have one. The
note states this waitlist has been in place since January 1st,
2023 which would imply demand increased during the
previous year. Which might tie it to the death of Queen
Elizabeth II in September of 2022. But that's just speculation.
I may follow up with the heralds to see what's up.
UPDATE: The Canadian Heraldic Authority got back to me.
According to them, "there has been a larger number of
petitions received since the onset of the pandemic, but we
have noted a significant increase especially in the last year
A Kisaragi Colour