PRINCESS BEATRICE heartbreakingly claimed she did not feel “good enough” when she was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of seven, unearthed reports reveal.
This time last month Princess Beatrice was meant to marry property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. The date was set and the arrangements had been made.
Yet, the unforeseen circumstances that came as a result of the coronavirus pandemic forced the wedding to be called off.
The couple became engaged in Italy in September 2019.
The Chapel Royal at St James’ Palace, to be followed by a reception in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, hosted by the Queen, were the intended venues for the big day.
In an official statement released in March, Buckingham Palace announced the couple were “reviewing” their wedding plans.
Royal family: Princess Beatrice revealed her learning disorder had made her feel not ‘good enough’ (Image: GETTY)
Royal wedding 2020: Beatrice was meant to marry Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi last month (Image: GETTY)
The statement added that even if the couple were to go ahead with “a small group” of guests, the scheduled reception in the Palace gardens would have to be cancelled.
The Palace said: “Beatrice and Mr Mapelli Mozzi are very much looking forward to getting married but are equally aware of the need to avoid undertaking any unnecessary risks in the current circumstances.”
Reporter Rebecca English said in a Twitter thread: “The couple are sad but pragmatic. Even if lockdown is lifted there will likely be restrictions in place.
“And with the country battling coronavirus, they both feel strongly it’s not the right time for a royal wedding, even a relatively small one.”
Royal charity work: Beatrice is known do work in the education sector (Image: GETTY)
The pragmatism is something that has shone through Beatrice during interviews and speeches in recent years.
Last month, for example, she spoke to the charity Made By Dyslexia, of which she has worked closely in the past given her own struggles with the learning disorder.
It was here that Beatrice opened up about her struggles with dyslexia, and revealed how she hadn’t felt “good enough” as a child.
Talking about how she compared herself to her friends in school, she said: “I remember we had different coloured books to describe where your reading levels had got to and I was always on the white books.
Royal news: No rescheduled date has yet been set for the wedding (Image: GETTY)
Princess Eugenie: Beatrice and Eugenie are known to be close as sisters (Image: GETTY)
“My best friends were always on the yellow books or the green books.
“They were so far ahead.
“I think at that stage, those moments of doubt just pop into your head.
“‘I’m not good enough, I’m not smart enough, why am I not like the others?’”
Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi romance: The couple became engaged last September (Image: Express Newspapers)
She admitted that she went to a “very nurturing” school, yet said day to day, things were still “challenging”.
Not letting her disorder get the better of her, Beatrice pushed herself in school, achieving the grades required to study at A-level.
Gaining respectable grades here, she secured a place at Goldsmiths University to study history and history of ideas, graduating some three years later.
Queen latest: The Queen was to host Beatrice at a private reception following the wedding (Image: GETTY)
Beatrice’s sister, Princess Eugenie, had her royal wedding in 2018.
She married Jack Brooksbank, a wine merchant and brand ambassador.
The year panned out to be a special one for royal fans and watchers as, a few months before, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK