How Princess Beatrice Overcame Her Dyslexia

  July 10, 2013 at 3:01 am by

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In a video message recorded for a literary festival which is due to take place on the weekend in central London, 24-year-old Princess Beatrice spoke how she overcame her dyslexia.

Princess Beatrice has struggled with reading, but not until she started reading Harry Potter did it become easier. In the video, the royal says, “When I was younger I was diagnosed with dyslexia which meant, for me, sitting in front of a book was really hard – until I discovered Harry Potter, and this character, this 11-year-old boy, who suddenly gets off to school for the first time, captured my imagination and suddenly reading was fun. Reading was inspiring and I was motivated. From then on and then, I couldn’t put the books down.”

In April, the Queen’s granddaughter accepted to be Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre’s royal patron. “I am greatly honoured to become Patron of The Helen Arkell Dyslexia Cantre,” she said. “I have benefitted hugely from their work and I am looking forward to supporting them in giving a chance to others to benefit from their experience and teaching. I would not have been able to achieve my academic results without the support I received from the centre.”

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One Response to How Princess Beatrice Overcame Her Dyslexia

  1. Natalya says:

    Wonderful to hear about this generous decision of Her Highness !
    Really inspiring and motivating !

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