Princess Beatrice visits dyslexia school

Britain's Princess Beatrice opened a new classroom at a specialist school for underachievers and pupils with dyslexia yesterday (27.04.15).



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."

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