Interviewed by Hello Magazine, this Wednesday, August 18, Princess Beatrice revealed that her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi is, like her, suffering from dyslexia.
If some people make dyslexia a taboo, it is not the case of Beatrice of York. The daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson has suffered from this disorder since she was seven years old and she did not hesitate to talk about it publicly, last April in particular.
This Wednesday, August 18, the mother-to-be gave an interview to our colleagues of Hello Magazine. Sponsor of the association Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity, she made confidences on her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. In front of the camera, the young woman of 33 years revealed that he is, just like her, dyslexic.
Currently pregnant with her first child, Princess Beatrice raised the possibility that their baby is also affected by this disorder, not worried in the least: “We will see if we have this conversation in a few months with a new baby at home, but I see it as a gift.” An optimist, Eugenie of York’s sister isn’t worried about her little one having to deal with potential dyslexia, especially with the existence of several associations.
“I think life is about moments. It’s the challenges that make you who you are. Of course, I would never want there to be difficult situations. But I feel like if we’re able to embrace some of the tools that we have, thanks to Helen Arklell Dyslexia Charity and other organizations, then I feel very, very fortunate that we’re able to have this conversation,” she quipped, noting that these associations can provide significant “extra support” when a diagnosis has been made.
A princess pushed to move forward
“I think it’s really important for every parent to feel like they’re not alone in this situation,” elaborated Princess Beatrice, who is not shy about opening up. “Honestly, what drove me to talk about dyslexia the way I did is that I really want to change the narrative around the diagnosis,” she said, adding, “I think changing the narrative a little bit to something positive, something that has an impact, can really help everyone.
” It must be said that for her, being dyslexic has never penalized her in her life. “I was fortunate that when I was told I was dyslexic, that no one around me made me feel like it was a ‘not so good’ scenario. It was always about moving forward, about what you could do. Never what you couldn’t do,” explained the one who “finds it very inspiring to talk about it.”
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