The eldest daughter of the Duke of York is currently in Stockholm with her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. Princess Beatrice was received in audience by Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, at the Royal Palace, while they all four attend a world conference on dyslexia.
An international forum on dyslexia in Stockholm
Princess Beatrice of York, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, was invited on Wednesday to the World Dyslexia Assembly, a global event that brings together all the leading experts on the issue of dyslexia. The event featured two royals who have gone public with their dyslexia, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, the son of the King of Sweden. Other royals known for their personal and public struggle with dyslexia include Prince Louis of Luxembourg, son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa.
Before going to the event, Princess Beatrice, 33, who is in Stockhokm with her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 38, was received in audience by Prince Carl Philip, 42, at the Royal Palace, who was accompanied by his wife, Princess Sofia, 37.
Princess Beatrice, who is an ambassador for the association Made By Dyslexia, gave a speech at the event, as did Prince Carl Philip. According to Hello, the son of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden said. “My wife and I want the Assembly to help generate new conversations, new collaborations and new solutions that help support every child and young person to be themselves.” The Swedish royal couple’s foundation is a partner in the event.
Industry representatives from companies such as Microsoft, Meta, HSBC and the International Dyslexia Association, as well as personalities with the disease are invited to take part in the discussions. The symposium is moderated by CNN anchor Robyn Curnow, who has been diagnosed with dyslexia. New York City Mayor Eric Adams has joined the conversation as the forum will be held in his city in 2023.
The son of the King of Sweden and the daughter of Prince Andrew meet to talk about dyslexia
Princess Beatrice was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 7. For the past few years, the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson has been committed to this cause and regularly participates in online sessions organized by Made by Dyselxia. She is also the patron of the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity.
“I think referring to it as a “diagnosis” does a disservice to the brilliance of some of the most fantastic minds we have,” Princess Beatrice told Hello Magazine last September. She also revealed, “My husband is also dyslexic, so we’ll see if we have this conversation in a few months with a new baby at home, but I really do see it as a gift.” Two days after this statement, the couple had their first child, Sienna Mapelli Mozzi.
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