Princess Beatrice has spoken of ‘incredibly challenging times’ when she first appeared since she canceled her marriage to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi during the coronavirus crisis.
The Queen’s 31-year-old granddaughter was supposed to marry the millionaire-owned tycoon, 37, at St James Palace on May 29, but the wedding was delayed earlier this month as the closure continues.
Princess Beatrice made her first public appearance since the news broke and shared a support message with the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity, of which she is a patron.
In the clip, which was shared on the organization Twitter page, she urged followers to contact the charity and explained, “This is an incredibly challenging time for the world and the UK.”
Princess Beatrice, 31, spoke of the ‘incredibly challenging times’ the UK and the world faced when she first appeared since she had postponed her marriage to Edo, 36
The princess, who was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of seven, has written about her struggles as a child and how her parents’ support and the magic of stories helped her fall in love with reading.
She became a charity patron in 2013 and spoke about the help she received from the center during her school years.
In the video released yesterday by the charity, Beatrice said, “As a patron of the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity, I just wanted to send this message saying the Helen Arkell charity is open for business.
Yes, they currently do things online rather than face-to-face, but their incredible team of specialists is there to help you when you need them.
The video marks Princess Beatrice’s first public appearance since she postponed her wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on May 29
The royal added, ‘Whether that’s online courses, classes or their online helpline, get in touch with us.
“I would encourage you to check their website and see what’s available to you.”
Beatrice, daughter of the Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, would walk down the aisle at the Chapel Royal of St James’s Palace in London.
The princess was overjoyed after getting engaged on a weekend trip to Italy last September, and the pair said they couldn’t wait to get married.
In the video clip of her patronage, the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity, Princess Beatrice urged people to seek help
But her marriage was overshadowed by the scandal that flooded her father Andrew, with the date changed twice to house the Queen’s second son.
The Duke retired from public royal duties in November after his disastrous Newsnight interview about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Andrew has firmly denied Virginia Giuffre’s claims that he slept with her when she was 17 after being trafficked by Epstein.
As the granddaughter of a monarch, Beatrice would be expected to marry 800 guests at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, just like her sister Princess Eugenie, whose ceremony was televised and followed by a carriage ride around town.
Princess Beatrice would marry Edo at a ceremony at the Chapel Royal in May, followed by a reception on the grounds of Buckingham Palace
But amid the controversy over her father, the princess chose the Chapel Royal’s more intimate, low-key option and would invite 150 guests.
Edo’s son, Wolfie, from his relationship with architect Dara Huang, is said to be attending the wedding party with Eugenie as chief bridesmaid.
The Queen was to receive the private reception on the grounds of her London residence.
But the plans were changed after the government called on all people in the UK, especially the over-70s, to avoid all nonessential contacts and travel as part of unprecedented peacetime measures to control the spread of Covid-19.
The royal family’s marriage was overshadowed by the scandal that engulfed her father Andrew, with the date changed twice to house the Queen’s second son
The Queen, 93, and the 98-year-old Duke of Edinburgh are at Windsor Castle, where they distance themselves socially.
And in April, Boris Johnson banned weddings when the virus raged through the British public.
Sources confirmed the wedding had been delayed earlier this month, tellingly People that the invitations were never sent due to complications with the virus.