Princess Beatrice is looking back at what it was like to get an education while discovering she was dyslexic! In an exclusive new interview for Hello!, Beatrice had a candid conversation with the outlet's guest editor Giovanna Fletcher about what school was like for her.
Princess Beatrice says she felt "confused" and "muddled" before diagnosis
Princess Beatrice told Hello! that she was "really confused" while trying to make sense of reading when she was young. The royal said that she found words on the page to be "a little bit muddled," and didn't understand what to do. Eventually, she was diagnosed with dyslexia when she was 7 years old.
Beatrice explained that she doesn't like "feeling muddled," and found herself feeling to be "the odd one out" in school. However, she also said that she and her parents had help from some of her teachers, and having to figure out things for herself was "empowering".
Princess Beatrice shares that her husband Edoardo is dyslexic
Princess Beatrice mentioned that even though she found school challenging at times, there were certain aspects of it she enjoyed. "I hated writing essays, I hated spelling, but I loved the environment," she shared. "I think I was very lucky that school gave me such a positive environment."
The royal is expecting her first child with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, and was asked about the possibility of school being a challenge in the future. "My husband's also dyslexic so we'll see whether we're having this conversation in a couple of months' time with a new baby in the house," she said in response, "but I really see it as a gift."
Beatrice also emphasized how important it is for parents to realize that "they are not alone in this," expressing the same sentiment later on in relation to dyslexic children. "So, if we can do even one thing to make sure that they don't feel different," she explained, "that's when all the good things can really happen."