In a rare interview, the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Princess Beatrice, spoke about her diagnosis of dyslexia at the age of seven and the support of her family.
On Tuesday 3 October, as part of Dyslexia Awareness Week in the UK, Princess Beatrice was the guest on the “Lesson In Dyslexic Thinking” podcast created by the charity “Made by Dyslexia”, for which she is an ambassador. Sarah Ferguson’s daughter talked about her diagnosis at the age of seven and the support she has received from her family.
“My family and I are incredibly close, and I would say that throughout our lives we’ve been able to get through everything together with humour and joy,” Princess Beatrice told the podcast.
A support that she has found in particular in her mother, the Duchess of York: “She has been through so much in her life and I find her to be one of the most inspiring figures when it comes to joy and humour”, she declared.
Finding her a source of “inspiration”, the 35-year-old Brit continued: “Even recently, with everything she’s been through, she still finds time to be self-deprecating and joyful about changing her life and doing what she needs to do.”
Prince Andrew’s daughter also had a few words to say about her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi: “As both of us are dyslexic, we will have to decide as parents whether or not our children are dyslexic and how best to support them. The mother of Sienna (2) said she was “really grateful to be able to help them with resources”.
A welcome speech
Princess Eugenie was quick to praise her sister’s words on her Instagram account: “I’m so proud of you Beabea,” she wrote, before continuing: “You’ve done a remarkable job of raising awareness of what it’s like to have a dyslexic mind by sharing your own experience. Your reflection has made you the incredible person you are and inspires me every day.”
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