I found this little bit of information while “surfing the net” yesterday.
“All The Swans In England Are Property Of The Queen.”
Being the Queen of England comes with some perks 😉
The Queen has the power to call an election, declare war, awarding of honours and the dissolution of Parliament.
The Queen also owns all wild swans living in open water – only the species called ‘mute’ swans. Other species of swans, and those owned by individuals are not owned by Her Majesty.
It is also not treason to kill a wild swan and it does not carry the death penalty, which is what many believe.
The Title “Queen of England” has not existed for over 300 years – she is Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
oh just one more thing ….
There are 7 different species of Swan: