Thanks to BBC News for this:

Each morning at exactly 9:00 a.m., a little-known ritual takes place on the grounds of wherever the Queen of England is in residence.

Usually, she’s at Buckingham Palace in London. But her favorite residence is Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Here’s a list of her residences.

For 15 minutes, a lone piper in Highland uniform strikes up a selection of tunes below the monarch’s window – a position called the Piper to the Sovereign.

Scottish veteran Pipe Major Scott Methven held the role for four years, a job often considered one of the most coveted in the piping world.

The Queen’s Piper

From humble beginnings growing up in Stirling, Scott joined the army and travelled the world. Upon returning from service in Afghanistan, he was chosen to be the Queen’s personal piper from 2015 to 2019.

During his service, he was “thrust into the inner circle of the monarchy“, playing at countless public and private occasions entertaining royalty, celebrities and visiting heads of state.

Scott served as the 15th Piper to Her Majesty The Queen.

Official Royal Piper

The Queen’s Piper
The Queen’s Piper

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