Princess Beatrice heartbreak: Royal bravely admits inner ‘struggles’ while narrating book

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PRINCESS BEATRICE has narrated a book to empower children with dyslexia and opened up on her own personal experience with the learning difficulty.

Speaking from her London home, Beatrice, 32, gave a rare insight into how she was able to overcome her struggles at school after being diagnosed with the condition.

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty and can cause people issues with their reading, writing and spelling.

It is estimated to affect as many as one-in-ten people.

The story encourages youngsters to embrace dyslexia and describes it as a “superpower”.

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Beatrice read aloud parts of the children’s book titled Xtraordinary People (Image: Mae By Dyslexia )

 

In one clip ahead of World Book Day on April 2, Beatrice said: “What you may not know about me is that I was Made by Dyslexia, which was a bit of a struggle when I was at school.

“But now, thanks to all the practice and a lot of support, I feel so lucky to be made by Dyslexia and working with some incredible organisations who are there to support you on your journey to find out what your superpower is.

“So today, I am thrilled to be reading this amazing book, called Xtraordinary people.”

Beatrice added she often “wished it away” during her early years, but now refers to dyslexia as a “tremendous gift”.

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Beatrice is ninth-in-line to the throne (Image: GETTY)

 

She said: “It’s no secret that I struggled with my dyslexia as a child and often even wished it away.

“But now I see it as a tremendous gift and I want every dyslexic child to know that they too can tap into their dyslexic strengths.”

The young royal is later seen flicking through the pages and explains dyslexia enables people to think outside the box and often see the world differently from those who do not suffer from it.

Beatrice added: “People “Made by Dyslexia” are very good at certain things. Some people call them our ‘superpowers’.

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The Queen has eight grandchildren (Image: GETYY)

 

“We say that is what makes us Xtraordinary.

“You see, when you’re dyslexic, you think a little different to people who not dyslexic.

“This Xtraordinary way of thinking males us very good at all sorts of things.”

The book places a strong emphasises on encouraging people with dyslexia to think creatively in order to problem solve.

The story has created a number of characters to highlight those attributes, they include, Storytellers, Entertainers, Makers, Movers, Imaginers, ‘People’ people, and Questioners.

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Beatrice gained a 2.1 degree in history and the history of ideas from the University of London.

She is now the Vice President of Partnerships and Strategy for software firm Afiniti.

Speaking in a video for Made For Dyslexia in May 2020, Beatrice explained how she has been able to thrive in her job.

She said: ‘I’m very lucky I’ve been able to find a job that relies on my communication skills, and not just sitting behind a desk.

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

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

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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