July Swan Upping boats

The Royal Swan Upping is the annual census taking and a health check of swans on the Thames. It occurs ever year in the third week of July. It began in the 12th century.

July Swan Upping Swan Hotel

The swans on portions of the river that go through Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire Surrey, and Middlesex are owned by the Queen.

Swan Upping Queen

July Swan Guardian 1

July Swan Guardian 2

July Swan Guardian 3

More information:

Queen’s website http://www.royalswan.co.uk

Marlow Town Council “Royal Swan Upping 2022

The Guardian “A cygneture event: what is swan upping?

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swan_Upping