Have you ever wondered how Queen Elizabeth starts her day? If you can’t imagine the Queen being woken up by an iPhone alarm blaring at her, you imagine correctly.
The Queen wakes up to the sound of live bagpipes, played by a musician whose official title is “piper to the sovereign”. He plays them by her window at 9am for 15 minutes.
The musician follows the Queen to the royal residences of Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace and Balmoral. When the Queen is at Sandringham, however, the musician reportedly does not follow her, as there is no space for him to stay in.