The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posted a photo of Princess Charlotte holding a butterfly to draw attention to the UK’s large butterfly initiative.
Catherine, 39, snapped an adorable photo of her six-year-old daughter examining the Red Admiral’s beautiful wings during the Big Butterfly Count in Norfolk.
A tweet on the Cambridge Twitter page reads: “We wanted to share these beautiful Peacock and Red Admiral butterflies as part of the Big Butterfly Count initiative across the UK.
“The Butterfly Conservation Service encourages all of us to consider these incredible creatures, because they are not only beautiful, but also extremely important.”
Butterflies are a perennial favorite in the Cambridge family, as 8-year-old Prince George celebrated his first birthday by attending the 2014 Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London.
Meanwhile, Prince William, who also has Prince Louis, three-year-old with Catherine, previously admitted that since he had children, he has felt a “new sense of purpose” in protecting the planet.
The 39-year-old king has “always loved nature,” but his young family gave him an added incentive to do his best to care for the natural world for future generations.
Speaking of the documentary Prince William: A Planet for All of Us last year, he said, “Now in my life I have George, Charlotte, and now Louis – your worldview is really changing. You want to pass it on to the next generation, wildlife is in much better condition.
“I always believe that you can give young people hope and belief that everything can be fixed.
“I believe that if we all work together, we can make a difference.”
William’s grandfather, the late Duke of Edinburgh, devoted much of his life to solving environmental problems and promoting conservation.
Prince Philip, who passed away in April at the age of 99, was President of WWF Great Britain from 1961 to 1982 and Honorary President of WWF International.
And his grandson continued Philip’s efforts by announcing the £ 50 million Earthshot Prize last year, which will be awarded annually from 2021 to 2030 to “five winners whose decisions make a difference to the environment.”