What I don't understand is why no politician has ever spoken up about the unsuitability, the poor preparation and work ethic of Fred? If we can see it from this distance, surely they could observe it up close? The PMs and various ministers all met him, talked to him and know his activities. They couldn't possibly think that his unsuitability can be under wrap forever, could they? Don't they worry how it could impact Denmark? In the old time, courtiers could hide a king's illness, madness or disabilities. But this is time of 24 hour news cycle and every one with a cell phone could be a reporter. How could they think it won't backfire on Denmark? No, a queen consort isn't the solution.
Few politicians would make statements against the monarchy and especially about the heir's suitability to become the king. It's very evident in the UK. For example, the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats and the majority of Labour MPs brushed Charlie's letters to Cabinet members under the carpet.
Perhaps, they think that because his current and future role is largely ceremonial he is no danger. After all, all he has to do is host and go to state visits, visit organisations with the people he's hosting, attend engagements and ask the winner of the election to form a government. Mary's spending could become an even bigger issue once she becomes queen and goes berserk about needing to "fit" her role, which translates in more outfits for her, but I doubt that is any different than Henrik's unreasonable and egocentric demands all these years!