Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal joined senior service personnel for a final rehearsal of this year’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (REMT) in Edinburgh on Thursday, 4 August 2022.
This year marks the first time the world renowned Tattoo will take place since before the pandemic, and the British military are playing a central role with the Army as the lead Service this year.
The Princess, who is Patron of the Tattoo and Royal Colonel of a number of Scottish regiments, joined personnel from Headquarters Scotland at Redford Barracks, where many of the performers from around the world are staying. She also met some of the soldiers who will be performing and providing the backdrop of support and logistics for the event.
Pipe Major James Muir of 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland was one of the many soldiers who met Her Royal Highness at the Tattoo rehearsal in Redford Barracks and said it was a huge honour for all the troops. “She appeared to enjoy our efforts and takes a huge interest in all that we are doing”, he said. “We are all proud to have been able to show her what we can do.”
After the rehearsal, The Princess Royal visited the Army School of Highland Piping and Drumming at Coniston Road, Edinburgh, were she met senior tutors and recruits. After unveiling a plaque marking her visit – the first by a member of the Royal Family to the School – she was presented with the sheet music of a new Piping Air penned specially for her.
The voices of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2022
Hundreds of performers from across the world will be taking part in this year’s Tattoo, from as far afield as New Zealand, Canada and Mexico. This year’s theme is ‘Voices’, and visitors can expect to be treated each evening to a spectacular display of music and dance, touching on the cultures of all the countries taking part.
The British military will be at the forefront, with the Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland performing, along with British Army Band Colchester and British Army Band Sandhurst. The United States Army Field Band, with serving US military musicians
Thousands of people are travelling to Scotland to enjoy the Tattoo performances between now and the end of August.