“Atavistic, bizarre, but wonderful” - the Queen is at it again!
July 21, 2017
Royal weddings, the changing of the guard—the British are well-known for their elaborate traditions. But one tradition you may not have heard of is perhaps the most unique. This annual ceremony involves catching mute swans on the Thames, so the Queen can claim those swans that rightfully belong to the Crown. (Photo by Philip Allfrey, shared under CC SA-B 3.0).