Princess Beatrice says having Dyslexia is a 'gift' and any of her Future Children Would be 'lucky' to Have it


Princess Beatrice says having Dyslexia is a 'gift' and any of her Future Children Would be 'lucky' to Have it

Princess Beatrice is on a mission. The Queen's granddaughter, who was identified as having dyslexia aged seven, is determined to change the narrative around dyslexia – something she affectionately refers to as her "gift" and "learning difference".

"Even referring to it as a diagnosis, I feel, does a disservice to the brilliance of some of the most fantastic minds that we have," Beatrice tells our guest editor Giovanna Fletcher as the pair chat over Zoom for our Back to School digital issue. "Just shifting the narrative a little bit towards something that is positive, something that is impactful, can really help everyone."

Beatrice has been the patron of the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity since 2013 and her passion to speak openly about dyslexia is immediately clear to see from the first few minutes of our call.

The royal, who is expecting her first child this autumn with her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, also says that if her stepson Wolfie or any future children are lucky enough to be identified as dyslexic, then that is a real "gift". She also opens up about homeschooling (spoiler alert: not her forte!) and her early school memories of feeling "a little muddled" and "the odd one out".

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