A friend of ours announced with glee that a certain young royal has dyslexia! Somewhat taken aback, we had to think about what had been announced before we could begin to understand the ramifications…
It appears that Hello Magazine has published a nice article on Princess Beatrice; the fifth in line for succession to the throne of England. The article was in celebration of the lasses 21st birthday and went on to mention how Lady York had conquered learning difficulties from a young age.
Despite, or perhaps as a direct result of her diagnosis she has gone on to attain good exam results and is currently reading history at Goldsmith’s University. An earlier article published on English Monarchs had this to say..
Princess Beatrice suffers from mild dyslexia, as her mother, the Duchess of York, also did. She required special help with reading and writing at the Arkell Dyslexia Centre prior to taking her GCSE’s. Nevertheless, she passed eight.
She wanted the fact that she suffers from dyslexia to be made public knowledge to help others with the condition. She was reported to have said ” I have been given circumstances that anyone would wish for and I do believe that I must do something good with it. That was one of the reasons why I came out publicly to let people know I am dyslexic. It was my decision to do that as it is a problem helped by more people knowing about it.”
Let’s face it guy’s, all little girls entertain dreams of growing up to be a princess, and/or being rescued by a handsome prince! In this instance the beautiful young princess rescues kids with Dyslexia.
Princess Bea makes a wonderful spokesperson for the cause of Dyslexia. Her attitude is refreshing and will do much to bring the condition to the attention of people everywhere.
All children need a role model to admire and took to for inspiration and it seems that she’s just hit the jackpot! Obviously very aware of her societal position and the privileges available to her; she is undaunted and willing to expose her own strengths and weaknesses for the betterment of others.
With young and trendy icons like Princess Bea to lead the way, the future is certainly looking brighter for children and adults with dyslexia.