‘All up’: Queen Elizabeth’s swans checked and counted

David Barber, The Queen's Swan Marker holds a cygnet as officials record and examine cygnets and swans during the annual census of the Queen's swans, known as 'Swan Upping', along the River Thames in London, Britain July 15, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Royal officials clad in scarlet outfits took to the River Thames in traditional boats on Monday for the annual “Swan Upping” ceremony, an 800-year-old tradition of counting the swans owned by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth.Teams in old fashioned skiffs will row up a stretch of the river over the next five days to carry out the […]

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