Princess Beatrice: Stepson Wolfie keeps her busy

Princess Beatrice
Being a stepmother isn’t always easy for her

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When Princess Beatrice said yes to the British-Italian real estate developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in June 2020, she not only became a wife, but also a stepmother. How life with little Wolfie is, she now surprisingly openly revealed in an interview.

On May 19, 2021, the British Palace announced the pregnancy of Princess Beatrice, 33. The daughter of Prince Andrew, 61, and Sarah Ferguson, 61, are slowly preparing for the birth of their first child with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 38. She has been able to practice motherhood intensively in the past few months because her husband brought a boy into the marriage. His son Christopher, 5, called Wolfie, comes from the entrepreneur’s relationship with the American architect Dara Huang, 38, and has already put his stepmother to the test.

Princess Beatrice: homeschooling? No thanks!

However, the royal does not seem to have preoccupied the little boy with his temperament, but rather his academic circumstances. In an interview with “Hello!” Beatrice revealed how difficult she was with her duties as a stepmother during the corona pandemic. “Homeschooling, that was definitely not my forte! I’m not going to lie,” she admits. “Unfortunately, I can’t attribute that to dyslexia.”

What she remembers with a smile in the conversation with the British author Giovanna Fletcher has a serious background. The 33-year-old suffers from a reading and spelling disorder that was diagnosed at a young age. “But I was very lucky that I was with my bonus son in the course of the school’s closure [Anm. d. Red.: Wolfie] was allowed to work. It was a huge learning curve for all of us, “she says happily looking back.

“It is the challenges that define you”

And good training for your first own child, which gave you clarity for possible challenges that might arise during their school career. “My husband is dyslexic too, so we’ll see if we can have this conversation with a newborn baby around the house in a few months, but I really see it as a gift. And I think life is defined by moments. It’s those Challenges that define you. “

Beatrice will be holding her baby in her arms this year. It is now the twelfth great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth, 95, and will not receive a title of the British royal family. However, the Italian side of the small family takes care of that. “Edoardo is the only male descendant to lead the family into the next generation,” Beatrice’s father-in-law, Count Allessandro Mapelli Mozzi recently told the Daily Mail, and declared: “He is a count, his wife automatically becomes a countess and each of her children becomes Graf or Nobile Donna. ”

Beatrice married her Edoardo in a secret ceremony in Windsor due to tightened regulations during the pandemic. Only the closest family members, such as Queen Elizabeth and the late Prince Philip, † 99, were present at the wedding ceremony. Edo’s son Wolfie acted as best man for his father and as a page boy. A signal from the bride that she has taken her stepson into her heart, as a source close to the couple reported. “Bea is totally into the stepmother’s role. She’s very concerned about getting it right and doing everything she can to be a second mom for Wolfie,” the insider explained. “She is totally devoted to him and talks about him all the time.” Good prerequisites for Bea’s future family happiness, which will soon be expanded to include another loved one.

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