Queen of London ravens vanishes and threatens "the Kingdom of Britain"

 The British Tower of London announced that the "queen" of the ravens has been missing for several weeks and is presumed dead.

The Queen of Crows, called Merlin, lived with seven other crows inside the tower, and she has been there since 2007.

Legend says that there must be at least six crows in the tower to provide protection, and if those ravens leave the tower, "the Kingdom of Britain will fall".

The raven guard, Christopher Skife, told the BBC on Thursday that the crow disappeared before Christmas, a week before England entered its third lockdown in less than a year.

The Authority of Historic Royal Palaces, which manages the tower, said that while crows often "wander" outside the palace, Merlina always came back.

Follow our latest local and sports news, and the latest political and economic developments via Google news