Pregnant Princess Beatrice offers a rare glimpse inside the elegant St James’s Palace home she shares with husband Edo – from the trendy statement mirror to the black-and-white family snaps
- Princess Beatrice has revealed a glimpse into her St James’ Palace home
- Royal lives at central London palace with her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
- LIving room is filled with photos of herself and Edo, as well as snaps from her travels across the world and pictures with her parents and sister
Princess Beatrice has revealed a glimpse into her St James’ Palace home, complete with sweet family photos, modern décor and chic artwork.
The royal, 33, who is expecting her first child with her property developer husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, showed off her central London home in an interview with parenting blogger Giovanna Fletcher, where she discussed the ‘gift’ of dyslexia, as well as her relationship with her husband’s son Wolfie, five, who she described as a ‘bonus child’.
Clearly keeping family close to her heart, the royal’s living room is filled with photos of herself and Edo, as well as snaps from her travels across the world.
Princess Beatrice has revealed a glimpse into her St James’ Palace home, complete with sweet family photos, modern décor and chic artwork. Pictured: 1. Pencil sketch art work 2. Family photos 3. Tasteful neutral walls 4. Photos with her husband Edo 5. Trendy mirror 6. Dresser and trinkets
Images on the wall appear to show her with her parents Prince Andrew, 61, and Sarah Ferguson, also 61, as well as her sister Princess Eugenie, 31.
As well as the photos, the white walls are adorned with black and white pencil art.
A lover of the arts, Beatrice has attended many events at the National Portrait Gallery among others, while her sister Eugenie is the director of London gallery Hauser & Wirth.
Showing she’s up to date with interior design trends, Beatrice also opted for a neutral off-white wall, which highlighted her photos which were framed in black wood.
She’s also added a statement mirror to the room, as well as a dresser which houses more trinkets and framed photos.
Reflected in the mirror is is long white curtains covered in a red and blue tree print.
Beatrice also spoke openly about her passion to increase understanding of dyslexia and de-stigmatise any negative associations with it. Pictured: Beatrice and Edo at the Wimbledon Championships in July
Princess Beatrice on her Dyslexia
In May 2020, Princess Beatrice opened about her dyslexia in a video for Made By Dyslexia.
The royal revealed she struggled at school, while her close friends appeared to be ‘so far ahead’, revealing: ‘I think at that stage, those moments of doubt just pop into your head. I’m not good enough, I’m not smart enough. Why am I not like the others?’
In the video clip, which was shared by the charity’s YouTube channel, she continued, ‘I think when you’re in the classroom, those moments are very defining.’
Speaking in the new video, she revealed: ‘I was very lucky, I got to go to a school that was very nurturing and very supportive, but I would describe the actual day-to-day learning side of things very challenging.’
Princess Beatrice went on to recall one particular memory from childhood, explaining: ‘We had different colored books to describe how far where your reading levels had got to and I was always on the white books.
‘My best friends were always on the yellow books or the green books. They were so far ahead.’
She said the experience led her to ‘doubt’ herself, adding: ‘I think if I were to say to my younger self do not be defined by those moments that happened to you in that exam or that classroom because they are lifelong learnings.
‘They are lessons that you carry with you, and they build you up to be who you are.’
She said: ‘I’m very lucky I’ve been able to find a job that relies on my communication skills, and not just sitting behind a desk.
‘A lot of my colleagues also have dyslexia because we work in a tech company that is always about looking at things different.
The royal has previously shown another room in the house which is decorated with deep orange walls and features a fire place with a picture from Edo and Beatrice’s wedding day on top.
Despite the palace being nearly 500 years old, Edo has previously revealed it has modern touches, telling the Financial Times he has a Peloton bike.
‘I go for a run in the park, I get on my Peloton bike or play squash. It’s not a ritual but something I do when I have the time. There’s always the feeling that you don’t want to do it before you start, but once it’s over you feel so much better,’ he said.
It comes as the royal spoke movingly about her experience of dyslexia – and says that if her unborn child is ‘lucky enough’ to be diagnosed with it, then she will see that as a ‘gift’.
The Queen‘s granddaughter was herself diagnosed with the learning difficulty, which can affect reading, writing and spelling, when she was seven.
But while she had support from an early age, Beatrice revealed ‘nobody made me feel like it was a lesser-than’ when she was diagnosed.
Speaking to Hello! magazine, she referred to it as a ‘gift’ because she feels it has offered her different skills in life, saying: ‘I think that having dyslexia and reflecting on where I am right now in my career path, and also as an older person looking back, it definitely has allowed me to look at things in a new way and come up with solutions.’
Her words echo the title of Ron Davis’ 1994 book The Gift of Dyslexia, which became an immediate best-seller and became a bible for people with dyslexia and parents of children with dyslexia.
She also described her role as a stepmother to Edo’s son Wolfie, five, calling him her ‘bonus son’ – but admitted that home-schooling him during lockdown had been a challenge.