Victoria Beckham reveals learning difficulty

Royal visit to the 2019 Portrait Gala

Victoria Beckham is a "self-diagnosed dyslexic" - and she's revealed that her children also suffer from the same learning difficulty.

The former Spice Girl said none of her four children was especially academic, adding that "dyslexia doesn't run in our family, it gallops".

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling, but intelligence isn't affected.

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File photo dated 19/05/18 of Victoria Beckham who has ruled out making a cameo appearance when the Spice Girls return to stadiums later this year but admitted she will feel "a bit left out" when she sees the band together on stage.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Victoria Beckham leaving the National Portrait Gallery gala on March 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Milan/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Victoria Beckham seen leaving her shop in Dover Street, London on March 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Lawrence/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: International Women's Day edition of Breakfast at Annabel's with Victoria Beckham OBE (C), businesswoman and fashion designer in conversation with Stephanie Phair, Chief Strategy Officer at Farfetch and Chair of the British Fashion Council. Stephanie and Victoria will discuss women in fashion and leadership today and the culture of community at Annabel's on March 08, 2019 in London, England' (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Annabel's)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: International Women's Day edition of Breakfast at Annabel's with Victoria Beckham OBE (C), businesswoman and fashion designer in conversation with Stephanie Phair, Chief Strategy Officer at Farfetch and Chair of the British Fashion Council. Stephanie and Victoria will discuss women in fashion and leadership today and the culture of community at Annabel's on March 08, 2019 in London, England' (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Annabel's)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: International Women's Day edition of Breakfast at Annabel's with Victoria Beckham OBE, businesswoman and fashion designer in conversation with Stephanie Phair, Chief Strategy Officer at Farfetch and Chair of the British Fashion Council. Stephanie and Victoria will discuss women in fashion and leadership today and the culture of community at Annabel's on March 08, 2019 in London, England' (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Annabel's)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: International Women's Day edition of Breakfast at Annabel's with Victoria Beckham OBE (C), businesswoman and fashion designer in conversation with Stephanie Phair, Chief Strategy Officer at Farfetch and Chair of the British Fashion Council. Stephanie and Victoria will discuss women in fashion and leadership today and the culture of community at Annabel's on March 08, 2019 in London, England' (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Annabel's)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Victoria Beckham arriving at International Women's Day Breakfast at Annabel's on March 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Victoria Beckham attends the Victoria Beckham x YouTube Fashion & Beauty after party at London Fashion Week hosted by Derek Blasberg & David Beckham at Mark's Club on February 17, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for YouTube)
Victoria Beckham attending the Fashion Awards in association with Swarovski held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London. Picture Credit Should Read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
Victoria Beckham attending the Fashion Awards in association with Swarovski held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London.
SANTA MONICA, LOS ANGELES, CA, USA - NOVEMBER 11: Victoria Beckham wearing a Victoria Beckham outfit arrives at the People's Choice Awards 2018 held at Barker Hangar on November 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency/Sipa USA)
SANTA MONICA, LOS ANGELES, CA, USA - NOVEMBER 11: Victoria Beckham wearing a Victoria Beckham outfit poses in the press room at the People's Choice Awards 2018 held at Barker Hangar on November 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency/Sipa USA)
SANTA MONICA, LOS ANGELES, CA, USA - NOVEMBER 11: Victoria Beckham wearing a Victoria Beckham outfit poses in the press room at the People's Choice Awards 2018 held at Barker Hangar on November 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency/Sipa USA)
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Her three sons all had contracts with Arsenal as children but didn't pursue a football career for fear of letting down their father, David, who played for England, Manchester Untied and Read Madrid.

Elsewhere in the interview with the FT, the 44-year-old fashion designer revealed stays trim by covering about 7.5km on a treadmill every day, before her trainer arrives.

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