According to the Kensington Royal Instagram account, Kate is visiting the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity to "hear how it is championing and helping to protect wildlife."
The page shared a photo of the Duchess looking at one of the museum's specimens, writing in the caption:
"The Angela Marmont Centre (AMC) is a unique scientific hub located in the Natural History Museum, and is dedicated to the study of the UK’s natural world.
"The AMC helps public visitors identify their finds, provides vital training in wildlife identification, and leads research and citizen science projects that are helping to transform our understanding of over 80,000 species of wildlife 🦉🦋🦔 known to exist in the UK today."
"With populations of many UK species declining, and a significant proportion threatened with local extinction, the AMC brings together a host of individuals and organisations all dedicated to building understanding of the UK’s wildlife, so that it can be better protected for future generations," the caption continued.
"AMC staff work with colleagues from across the Natural History Museum to carry out a range of scientific research to study 🔬 how and why the UK’s wildlife is changing.
"This ranges from applying ground-breaking scientific techniques, including analysis of environmental DNA through to detecting and identify the minuscule insects and microorganisms that play an important role in healthy environments.
"At the AMC today The Duchess viewed some of the Museum’s specimens and saw DNA sequencing live in action."
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