The Royal Palace said Thursday that one of the crows of the Tower of London, a bird’s conspiracy that is said to be intertwined with the fate of Britain, is being lost and fears that it has died.
The tower announced on its website: “We have some very unpleasant news to share.”, The lost Ke Wen is called the “Queen of the Tower Crow”. “Our beloved crow, Merlina, has not been in the tower for several weeks, and her continued absence indicates to us that she may have passed away unfortunately.”
The crow is a protozoan in this area and can grow to more than two feet with a wingspan of 51 inches. According to folklore, if there are less than six crows left to guard the tower, the kingdom and the country will collapse.
But Yeoman Warder Ravenmaster Chris Skaife, who takes care of birds, pledged to worry that the British have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit, and the country is currently safe.
He told BBC Radio: “Obviously, as Master Crow, my concern is to take care of this kingdom.”
“But on the Tower of London, we do have seven crows. According to the royal decree, there are six. Of course, I have one spare, so we can do it for now.”
The decree was allegedly issued in the 17th century and stated that six locations must be established on the scene at all times. The tower’s website states that Master Crow will trim the flying feathers of large black birds to “encourage them to stay in the tower.”
In an interview with Agence France-Presse last October, Skaife said that he usually keeps two “spare” “just in case”, and Melina is his favorite.
Merlina, described by the tower as “an undisputed ruler of habitat”, was last seen a few weeks ago in this historic palace on the River Thames.
Skeff said: “Just before Christmas, before entering the lockdown, we were putting the crow on the bed and she did not come back.”
He described Melina as “a free-spirited crow. As we all know, the crow has left the tower many times.”
However, he added: “She usually comes back to us, but not this time, so I am worried that she will not be with us anymore.”
Merlina became Skaife’s favorite on the Internet for frequent posts and videos on Instagram and Twitter accounts, which have more than 120,000 followers.
The remaining seven crows imprisoned in the tower are Poppy, Irene, Jubilee, Rocky, Harris, Gripp and George. The tower’s website noticed that the crow is a smart bird with a unique personality that can imitate sounds, play games, and solve problems.
Skaife is a former sergeant and drum major in the Royal Legion of the Welsh Royal Family. During the coronavirus lockdown last year, the famous bird residents of the hospitality tower faced unprecedented challenges.
The bird suddenly found that no one could play—or grab food. He raised concerns that these birds would fly away, trying to find food elsewhere.