Check Out 7 Ridiculous Jobs Queen Elizabeth II Has Her Staff Do


6. Queen Elizabeth II basically has a human alarm clock on staff

piper near Queen Elizabeth II
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Since 1843, during Queen Victoria’s reign, the Royal Household has included the Piper of the Sovereign. This musician is “responsible for playing the bagpipes whenever Her Majesty requests it,” according to Hello! magazine. Additionally, the piper is tasked with playing the bagpipes every weekday for 15 minutes beginning at 9 a.m., which acts as a wakeup call for the queen. “The sound of the lone piper has played under the Queen’s bedroom window every weekday since she took up her position on the throne,” Express reported.


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