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"All up": Queen Elizabeth's swans checked and counted

Reuters Monday, 15 July 2019
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.
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The annual census of the Queen&apos;s swan population started on the River Thames on Monday. The ancient ceremony dates back to the 12th century when the English crown first claimed ownership of all mute swans. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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