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Harry Potter helps Princess overcome dyslexia

Harry Potter helps Princess overcome dyslexia

Princess Beatrice has revealed that the Harry Potter series helped her to conquer her dyslexia. The eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, made the comments in a video message recorded for the Get Reading Festival, due to be held in central London next week.
In the video, Beatrice reads a four-minute extract from the first novel in the series by JK Rowling Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
“I thought I would tell you a little story about why reading is so important to me and why we need to get more young people reading in London,” says Beatrice in the video.
“When I was younger I was diagnosed with dyslexia which meant, for me, sitting in front of a book was really hard – until I discovered Harry Potter, and this character, this 11-year-old boy, who suddenly gets off to school for the first time, captured my imagination and suddenly reading was fun. Reading was inspiring and I was motivated. From then on, I couldn’t put the books down,” says the Princess, as reported by The Telegraph.

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