The Man Who Always Travels with Queen Elizabeth II (Hint: It's Not Prince Philip)

She enjoys the melodies so much that she brings her royal bagpiper to all of her United Kingdom residences, except for Sandringham House due to the lack of accommodations.

Every morning at 9:00 on the dot, you’ll find the piper below the British monarch’s bedroom window proudly blowing into his bagpipes for exactly 15 minutes.

“People can hear the pipes around the estate,” a royal source from Balmoral Castle told the Daily Mail .

In a letter to her mother she wrote, “We have heard nothing but bagpipes since we have been in the beautiful Highlands and I’ve become so fond of it that I mean to have a piper.” Soon after, the Piper to the Sovereign title became official.

Pipe Major Scott Methven of the 5 Scots Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders was appointed in 2015 to be Queen Elizabeth II’s new Piper to the Sovereign.

Due to Methven’s abrupt resignation, this is the first time there has been no official bagpipe player for the queen since the four-year gap during World War II.

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