Admittedly this is none of my business, but I think this is creepy and selfish. I don't think any other European royal family would send 8 year old children to boarding school in another country.
Not to be extreme but it just strikes me as inhumane. Even sending them to a Danish boarding school or sending them to a country where they have family, or sending them to a neighbouring country, or a country which isn't 1000 kilometers away. Anything seems kinder.
Is it because little Henrik and Athena have the opportunity to grow up more internationally then the Crownp prince couple's children. Is there some king of envy there. So they are cooking up a situtuation to have their children also in an international environment.
Of course the Schack's are in a total different situation, but it seems to me that there is some kind of competition going on coming from Yrma toward the Schacks.
It's just a gut feeling, e.g. they cannot offer their children more than we do, when we are the CP family, the future ruler family. If the Schack children have an internatioal scholastic exprience, their children have to have it as well. And they do it in one wash, like in the old days, if one kid gets the chickenpocks you don't sequester the child, but let it play with your other children, to get it over with.
** see Marie's interview in "The Schacks" thread.