I'm so confused by the situation surrounding the castle. I thought I understood it before but re-reading about it has made me
So whilst reading in sugarland in the past I thought that Hans Schackenborg and is wife were childess and with no heirs they decided to give the property to Jokke in 1978. Jokke is their godson correct? And also rumored to be more than that.
But then I cam across this http://www.b.dk/nationalt...-til-at-arve-schackenborghttp://danishroyalmediawa...-and-future-count-of.html
The article says there was an heir but the family was in so much debt they couldn't afford it and Daisy was interested in obtaining the property for Jokke. So did she buy it for him? Did the Schack family immediately leave the property? Why would she want a property for Jokke that had so much debt surrounding it?
I also saw that his first visit there was covered by the media which seemed so weird to me. It's like he had no choice but to make Schackenborg his future hence when he went to college he studied agrarian economics. He didn't take control until 1993 so who paid for the upkeep until then and what was the property used for until that time?
And I read that when Jokke and Alex married they received 13 million DKR called "The Nation's Gift" and Jokke said it would be used to restore the property. Where did that money come from and what did the Danes have to gain by providing money for the restoration of private property?
Not sure about this either.... Jokke owns the Schack, Jokke and Jepsen own Schackenborg Slotskro in a partnership as Schackenborg Slotskro A/S, and Jokke's farm area is a co-op and part of The Five Farms? I thought I read that the Five Farms thing was going well as they also do investments together and that has worked out well in the past.
Haven't read enough detailed info about farming in Denamark yet to speculate on if Jokke is being a failure or not but I do wonder about how much money Danes have put into what was meant to be private property. Especially during the years prior to Jokke marrying Alex.