BBC News published this video item, entitled “My life as the Queen’s piper – BBC News” – below is their description.
Each morning at exactly nine o’clock, a little-known ritual takes place in grounds of where the Queen is in residence.
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.
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.
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Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.
Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.