For more than a month, the Queen has been without a bagpipe player at her Scottish residence, Balmoral Castle.
It is said to have been a big surprise to Palace staff after Pipe Major Scott Methven left unexpectedly due to family reasons.
The tradition dates back to Queen Victoria, the Queen’s great great grandmother.
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.
A Balmoral source told the Mail: “The Queen…