Queen Elizabeth II: 10 Shocking Facts Everyone Should Know

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#1 Early bagpipe morning

You probably wouldn’t be caught setting up your alarm sound to be a bagpipe song. While they are nice to hear in some settings, being the sound that wakes you up would be a bit too sudden and loud. However, that is not the case for the Queen! Not only was there a royal bagpiper, but she had him play every day at 9 a.m. for 15 minutes to signal that she had to start the day and wake up!

This is supposedly a tradition that was started back in the mid-1800s by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria. And this isn’t happening just in one place: the royal bagpiper is set to play outside the monarch’s window no matter if they’re at Buckingham Palace or at her beloved Balmoral vacation home in Scotland!

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2 thoughts on “Queen Elizabeth II: 10 Shocking Facts Everyone Should Know”

  1. I probably know more about the Late Queen than most, as we were cousins, altho not close ones, through my maternal grandmother’s family, going back to the Battle of Culloden, when Prince Charles of that era was going to be King of England and there were those who did not want this to happen. I had another cousin, a few times removed on my Grandmother’s side who was from the Isle of Skye, where my Great-Great grandfather was born. She was called Flora MacDonald and she helped Prince Charles escape to the Isle of Skye in a boat. The rest is all part of history. I liked this article and will be making a copy of it. I also am interested in getting a copy of her biography. When I look at a recent photo of hers on a magazine, I noticed the resemblance to my Maternal Grandmother. May the Queen rest in peace!!!

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