Princess Beatrice Opens Up About Her Personal Journey with Dyslexia in Extremely Rare Interview

She is telling her story

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In honor of Britain’s Dyslexia Awareness Week (which took place from October 2 to October 8), Princess Beatrice, 35, sat down with host Kate Griggs for an episode of the Lessons In Dyslexic Thinking podcast to talk about her personal experience with the learning disorder. 

In the episode, the royal shared how her family, especially her mom (Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson), would always show their utmost support. (FYI, she was first diagnosed with dyslexia at seven years old.)

“My family and I are incredibly close, so I would say that all throughout our lives, we’ve been able to go through everything together with humor and with joy,” Beatrice shared. “My mom really instilled that.”

She continued, “It was like, ‘Oh no, we’ll just do this another way, of course we’ll do it another way.’ And inspiring that in me really has created that methodology for life.”

Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi (who also has dyslexia), share a two-year-old daughter named Sienna Elizabeth, in addition to their son Christopher Woolf, whom Mozzi shares with his ex-wife. 

Beatrice went on to acknowledge that there is a possibility her children could have dyslexia. And if they do, the royal mom revealed that she would be ready to embark on that journey with them.  

“As two dyslexics, we will be figuring out as parents whether or not our children have dyslexia and how best to support them,” she said. “But I think the most important thing that I can do, hopefully, if they are lucky enough to be dyslexic as well, then I feel really grateful that we can help them with resources.”

Thank you for speaking your truth, Princess Beatrice.

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