Her appointment was "pure coincidence" said Dr. Monika Himmighoffen because the previous patron, Baroness Stephanie von und zu Guttenberg was moving to the United States with her husband, and Duchess Elizabeth had recently returned from the United States.
She decided to become more socially involved when the call came to see if she would be interested in taking on the patronage of the society. The official announcement was made at a reception held at the Schloss Nymphenburg on October 12.
The Duchess, who is married and has two small children, is one of five daughters of the Duke and Duchess in Bavaria. Getting involved in the community is very important to the family. Elizabeth's sister, Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein recently opened a counseling session for pregnant women in Feldkirch, Austria.
The Duchess made it clear in her speech that she wants to inform people about the "disease of 1000 faces."