The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge share three photos on Saturday, 7 August 2021, as part of the Big Butterfly Count initiative.

Princess Charlotte holding a Red Admiral Butterfly. Photo: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Princess Charlotte is seen holding one butterfly, with the other two photos featuring Peacock and Red Admiral butterflies, with the comment, ‘We wanted to share these beautiful Peacock and Red Admiral butterflies as part of Big #ButterflyCount initiative taking place across the UK.’

‘Butterfly Conservation are encouraging us all to count these incredible creatures because not only are they beautiful creatures to be around but they are also extremely important. Hopefully you can beat last year’s total @savebutterflies!’

Red Admiral (top) and Peacock (bottom) butterflies. Photo: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge took these beautiful photos at their Norfolk home, Amner Hall, on the Sandringham Estate.

The Big Butterfly Count is a UK-wide survey aimed at helping assess the health of the environment by counting the number and types of butterflies and some moths) seen in their area.

Red Admiral Butterfly. Photo: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Big Butterfly Count runs from Friday, 16 July, to Sunday, 8 August 2021.

Over 111,500 people took part in 2020, submitting 145,249 counts of butterflies and day-flying moths from across the nation.

Visit https://bigbutterflycount.butterfly-conservation.org/ to find out more details and how to become involved in the project.

Originally tweeted by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) on 7 August 2021.

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