When Princess Beatrice wed Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in July 2020, she didn't just become a wife, but a stepmother as well — something she called "a great honor."
Mozzi, a British real estate guru, welcomed son Christopher Woolf, who goes by Wolfie, in 2016 with his ex-fiancée, but the tot has grown closer to Beatrice by the day.
In fact, the royal opened up about their bonding experiences while celebrating World Book Day.
"This year, I had the great honour to become a stepmother, and have had the most remarkable time going back over some of my most favourite stories at bedtime," she shared. "Together, we had such a special time reading through all the entries for Oscars Book Prize 2020."
"The winning book Tad by Benji Davies is a remarkable story of resilience told through the adventures of Tad the little tadpole who was one of the smallest but one of the bravest in the pond," continued Beatrice. "The story reminds us that sometimes the biggest stories have the smallest beginnings."
Beatrice noted that reading has really helped Wolfie cope during the pandemic. "Reading stories over this last year has been the best form of adventure from the safety of our own homes," she declared in the Evening Standard. "My stepson has been, as many children have, home schooling this term. Helping him to engage with stories is a great journey to inspire imagination, creativity, independence and humour.
"If you have not yet read the Oi Frog books by Kes Grey and Jim Field, they have fast become our favourite," she added.
Though the royal struggled with dyslexia, she revealed that she now loves to read — a hobby she picked up from her mom, Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson.
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"My inspiration and love of reading has stemmed from an early age," she explained, "my mother being a children's author instigated my love of reading and stories."
Beatrice also hopes that she'll be able to one day read books to a child of her own.
"Bea can't wait to have kids of her own," an insider told Us Weekly last summer after the wedding. "She's planning to start a family with Edo very soon and is hoping it'll happen this year."