All the swans on the River Thames

The late monarch owned, or at least co-owned, all of the unclaimed mute swans on open water in England and Wales, under an arrangement that dates back to the 15th century. Queen Elizabeth however only exercised "her ownership on certain stretches of the River Thames and its surrounding tributaries". The ownership of the birds was shared with the Worshipful Company of Vintners and the Worshipful Company of Dyers. This will now pass to her son, King Charles III.

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