As it was announced now, Queen Mathilde of the Belgians resigned from her position as a member of the board of directors of the "Astrida Foundation" in November last year, a short while after her husband became the Belgian souverain. Why this is news on this blog? Her job was taken over by Prince Guillaume, a first cousin of King Philippe of the Belgians.
The "Astrida Foundation" was created by the late King Baudouin of the Belgians, brother of Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte, and his wife Queen Fabiola in 1992. The objective of the foundation is to ensure financial support of the royal couple’s nephews, nieces and their descendants in their religious, scientific, artistic and educational endeavours, as well as to give to Catholic organisations.