Princess Beatrice on ‘challenging’ moments with dyslexia – 'Why am I not like others?'

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Princess Beatrice on ‘challenging’ moments with dyslexia – 'Why am I not like others?'

The 32-year-old was identified as having dyslexia at the age of seven. During a video released in May last year, Princess Beatrice said her learnin

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The 32-year-old was identified as having dyslexia at the age of seven. During a video released in May last year, Princess Beatrice said her learning disorder continues to affect her “day-to-day”.

The royal created the virtual message for the charity Made By Dyslexia which aims to “help the world properly understand, value and support dyslexia”.

Princess Beatrice told viewers her dyslexia made learning “very challenging” during her childhood.

She said: “The reason I am so passionate about dyslexia is because of being a dyslexic person myself.

“I feel like I really understand that we have a responsibility to change the narrative around what we are delivering to young people in the classroom.

“I was very lucky, I got to go to a school that was very nurturing and very supportive.

“But I would describe the actual day to day learning side of things as very challenging.”

The royal recalled moments in her time at school where she would think she was “not smart enough” compared to other students.

She said: “I remember we had different coloured books to describe how far where reading levels had got to and I was always on the white books.

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Princess Beatrice went on to describe how her dyslexia has benefited her career working at a technology company.

She said: “I’m very lucky I’ve been able to find a job that relies on my communication skills a lot more than it is me sitting behind a desk.

“A lot of my colleagues also have dyslexia because we work in a technology company that is always about looking at things differently.

“And I think that’s one of the strengths that we have as dyslexics is to look at things differently, be a problem solver, find new ways to do things, be experimental, entrepreneurial.”

Princess Beatrice emphasised how dyslexia “is not something that is wrong with you” but instead a great aspect of “how your brain develops”.

On Tuesday, Princess Beatrice’s sister Eugenie gave birth to her first child.

The new mother was seen leaving London’s Portland Hospital on Friday with her son and husband Jack Brooksbank.

Buckingham Palace said members of the Royal Family were “delighted” by the news.

In a statement, the Palace said: “The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke of York, Sarah, Duchess of York, and Mr and Mrs George Brooksbank have been informed and are delighted with the news.

“This is Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s first child, The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York’s first grandchild, and the ninth great-grandchild for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.

“Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”



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