Elizabeth II: Stories And Facts You Maybe Didn't Know Quite Yet

By | February 4, 2020

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Elizabeth II became queen on February 6, 1952, although she had to wait until June for her official coronation ceremony. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

Whether you've been following the British royal family's exploits for years or you're just a big fan of The Crown, you may think that you know a lot about Queen Elizabeth II. She is, after all, the longest reigning monarch in British history. She may have done a lot of queening, but she keeps a lot of it under wraps. Here are some little-known facts about the Queen and her life as a royal.

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The Queen is a lover of bagpipe music. (hellomagazine.com)

She Loves The Sound Of Bagpipes In The Morning

Many of us prefer to wake up to the soothing sound of music instead of the harsh sound of an alarm. Queen Elizabeth II is no different, except perhaps for her choice of genre. The Queen reportedly loves the sound of bagpipes in the morning, so much so that she employs a royal bagpiper to play outside her bedroom window every day from 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M.