Princess Beatrice visits dyslexia school
Britain’s Princess Beatrice opened a new classroom at a specialist school yesterday (27.04.15).
The 26-year-old royal travelled to Litchfield, Staffordshire, West Midlands, to visit the Maple Hayes Dyslexia School, where her arrival was greeted by a group of flag-waving children.
Beatrice – who suffers from learning disorder dyslexia – toured the school to learn more about their approach to helping the pupils, before unveiling a plaque to commemorate her visit.
A posting on the school’s Facebook page read: “What a fantastic day we’ve had with HRH Princess Beatrice! Such a honour to have her here.”
Beatrice – the daughter of Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson – was diagnosed with dyslexia when she was seven years old and previously admitted she used to “struggle”.
She has said: “I was diagnosed with dyslexia when I was seven and it was a bit of a struggle to begin with. It was a challenge as I began my school career – spelling and reading was something I couldn’t really get my head around.”
And it took J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books for the princess to enjoy reading for the first time.
She said: The second the story came out, I couldn’t put it down. Now I read so much quicker, so much better and I studied history at university which involved a lot of reading.”