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A bird's eye view of royals and their swans

The recent royal engagement spotlighted a strange menu choice: royals have been eating mute swans for hundreds of years. But don't even think of running afoul of these fowl

Wait, what? First and foremost, what is a mute swan (swans can speak?), and second, why - and how - would one even eat such a majestic creature?

LIKE every other plebeian, I was engrossed last week in the coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement. Amid devouring news about how he proposed, where the diamonds came from, and when they plan to marry - don't judge; us commoners need to get our excitement from somewhere - I...

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