The Queen’s granddaughter, Princess Beatrice gave birth to a little girl. She weighed in at 6lb 2oz, at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
Buckingham Palace shared how the princess and her daughter were “doing well” and the baby’s grandparents, as well as great-grandparents, were “delighted”.
The baby girl will be 11th in line to the throne and is the Queen’s 12th great-grandchild.
In a post on Twitter, the princess said she was “so delighted to share the news of the safe arrival of our daughter”, thanking the midwife team and everyone at the hospital “for their wonderful care”.
Beatrice hopes to “change the narrative” around dyslexia and considers the learning disability a “gift.”
“If by sharing my story I can help one young person, whether they’re 11 or 7 just receiving the news that they’ve got the gift of dyslexia, then I think you’ve got such a fantastic opportunity to share some of these great learnings,” she tells Hello! magazine’s digital magazine.
Beatrice, 33, spoke with podcaster and writer Giovanna Fletcher for Hello!‘s Back to School-themed edition.
She informs Fletcher how she was “very lucky” that “not one person around me ever made me feel it was a ‘lesser than’ scenario” when she was diagnosed.
“It was always about moving forward, it was always about what you could do. Never about what you can’t. And that’s something that’s really, really important to me. I find it very inspiring every day to talk about it,” Beatrice tells Hello!
“Because if you can just change one little idea in someone’s head, then you’ve done a great thing.”
She continues, “Honestly, what inspired me to talk about dyslexia the way that I have, is because I really want to change the narrative around the diagnosis. Even referring to it as a diagnosis I feel does a disservice to the brilliance of some of the most fantastic minds that we have. And I think just shifting the narrative a little bit towards something that is positive, that is impactful, I think can really help everyone.”
Beatrice praised her “fantastic teachers” and the resources available via the Helen Arkell charity.
“They have really been there for me, I am incredibly grateful for the work that they have done to support me in my life. I feel incredibly inspired to pay forward. Those who have had the chance to look after you, you should do it in return.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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