For approximately 4 years Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly had been telling me that she suspected that members of the Royal Family of the United Kingdom live with dyslexia.
Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York was diagnosed with dyslexia in childhood and last year became a Royal Patron to a Dyslexic Charity based in the U.K.
Dyslexia also affects the speed in which she can process information and her memory skills.
Princess Beatrice speaks very openly about her condition and has described dyslexia as “an opportunity.”
Dr. Naoisé has lived with Profound Dyslexic Spectrum Disorder since birth and it is hereditary.
The 26-year-old Princess is the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York.
I cannot help wondering if one or both of her parents are dyslexic too or who else in the House of Windsor lives with learning difficulties?
Just like Dr. Naoisé, the Princess who is 6th in line to the throne credits J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series of books for helping dyslexics around the world.
Having served on the board of a charity on a voluntary basis in the past, I recognize the importance of having such a high profile ambassador for dyslexia speak out publicly and fearlessly about living with the condition.
I just wish that more high profile people had the courage to do so.
Marie O’Riordan, Success Developist™ & Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly, Expression Developist™