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Queen's Swan-Markers, United Kingdom

Last modified: 2017-02-18 by rob raeside
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A fine picture here shows two official-looking flags in use by the Queen's Swan-Markers. From The New York Times: In Search of Post-Brexit England, and Swans, a trip up the Thames to see a centuries-old custom and, perhaps, find out what it means to call a country home.

David Phillips, 5 January 2017

The badge of the Queens Swan Marker is seen here: (source:

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Here's some further information on the topic:'s_Swans

Also related is swan upping (official websites: and as well as the Worshipful Company of Dyers (a.k.a. "Dyers Royalty", official website: and Vintners Royalty (official website:
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For additional information go to Royal Swan (official website):
Esteban Rivera, 6 January 2017

It turns out that the Vintners and Dyers Companies (London guilds) share swan ownership with the Queen, and their boats also participate in the ritual. This article includes a picture of a bunch of their boats together, showing the banners of both guilds.
David Phillips, 7 January 2017