A WOMAN who played the bagpipes in a Hampshire village after the Queen’s death has made a comeback in London.

Carol Knights from Humble spent about an hour playing a selection of tunes in Green Park where people laid flowers.

Carol is a member of St Andrew’s Pipe Band, which will play at Hamble Quay on the Monday after the Queen’s funeral.

The 55-year-old was on her way to Derby when she stopped off in London and headed to Green Park, which is next to Buckingham Palace.

People laying flowers in memory of the Queen stopped to listen to her play Amazing Grace and other tunes.

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Carol said: “It was lovely – so many people stopped and chatted, including a couple who come from Warsaw.”

As reported in the Daily Echo, Carol took to Hamble Street after the Queen’s death was announced on September 8.

She was talking about the Queen health earlier in the day, saying he wanted to do something to mark the monarch’s departure when the time came.

A few hours later, after Buckingham Palace’s announcement, she brought the idea to life by filling the village streets with her music.

Several people filmed the moment and posted it on social media, calling it “poignant”.

Speaking at the time, she said: “I knew the Queen loved bagpipes. So I returned home, got dressed and decided to walk the streets of Hamble.

– Many people came to their door.

For more than an hour, Carol played the bagpipes, an instrument she started playing just five years ago.

“It gave people a chance to focus. I’m just happy that I managed to do something that preserved the moment,” she said.

“I think we should respect the fact that the Queen has dedicated her entire adult life to serving others. She did it with dignity, grace and humor.”

Members of St Andrew’s Pipe Band are set to play at Hamble Quay today at 6pm.

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