A new photo of Princess Charlotte, the daughter of 39-year-old Prince William and 39-year-old Kate Middleton, has appeared on the network. In the picture, six-year-old Princess Charlotte with her hair down, in a blue T-shirt and pink shorts, carefully holds a red admiral butterfly in her hands.
Judging by the caption, the photo should encourage subscribers of the royal couple to take part in the Big Butterfly Count initiative — counting insects.
We wanted to show these beautiful peacock butterflies and red admirals as part of the big Butterfly Count initiative taking place across the UK. This initiative calls on all of us to count these incredible creatures, because they are not only beautiful, but also extremely important. Butterflies are vital parts of the ecosystem: they are both pollinators and components of the food chain,
- signed by the Dukes of Cambridge photo.
As part of a scientific study by British scientists Big Butterfly Count, a project participant, who can become any citizen, simply notes the number of insects seen during the day, and reports this information to a charity organization, also describing the appearance of a butterfly that got in the way. This research initiative will help scientists to assess the state of the environment, which, according to scientists, has suffered greatly due to adverse weather conditions in the spring.
It is noteworthy that the author of the picture, published on the official page of the royal couple on Instagram, is the girl's mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, known as a passionate amateur photographer. Kate also shared a photo of the butterfly itself — the red admiral, taken in macro mode.
Not so long ago, the Duchess also published a photo of her authorship, in which George, the eldest son of the couple, posed. The publication of the photo was timed to coincide with his eighth birthday. Kate often takes official photos of her family herself, without involving court photographers in this activity.