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"All up' - Queen's swans checked in 800-year-old census

A royal tradition dating back to the 12th century is being carried out this week as the annual Swan Upping takes place on the River Thames. For the past 800 years, the swan population along the Thames has been checked and measured – first as a ceremony, but now as a matter of conservation. The Swan Upping started when the Royal Family claimed ownership of the mute swans along the river.
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The Queen laughs as a brazen pig scratches its backside in front of Her Majesty

The Queen was amused on Thursday after a brazen pig decided to scratch its backside in front of the monarch when she came to visit the pig enclosure. As Her Majesty arrived to see the pigs at Gorgie City Farm in Edinburgh, she pointed and laughed as she saw one of the animals trying to relieve an itch in the hot weather. The Queen was amused this afternoon when she visited @GorgieCityFarm and met…
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The Queen is joined by three of her children for Holyrood Garden Party

The Duke of York, the Earl of Forfar and the Princess Royal joined their mother, the Queen, at the Royal Garden Party held at Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh this afternoon. The event saw thousands of people from across Scotland invited into the ancient royal residence to celebrate their achievements. The Queen was guarded by the Royal Archers at this, the last of her garden parties for 2019. They…
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