Two swans from the River Thames are seen in the care of the Swanmaster of the Worshipful Company of Vintners.
Full titles read: "Thames' Swans for Portugal - leave under care of quaintly garbed swanmaster of the Worshipful Company of Vintners."
Various shots show the 'Swanmaster' of the Worshipful Company of Vintners (wearing a traditional uniform) holding a swan on board a ship, the RMS Andes. A man next to him also holds a swan; they put them down on the deck and hold out their wings. A ship's officers strokes the head of one of the swans.