I feel wierd here.
Claire likes her dark stocking and like wearing pants.
Steph likes her scarf,shawl or blanket.
Oh My, both of them are conservative, do not like to show parts of their body.
But Claire looks better.
Hmm... I am trying to refrain myself from comparing them with the DRF couples.
Jokke and Marie---Felix and Claire(younger)
Fred and Mary----Gul and Steph(eldest)
They did have a lot of smilarities, one couple is more hardworking and well-liked.
Oh No, this looks disastrous!
IMO, it is far more complex in Lux.
I'm with you that Jokke and Marie are more hardworking than Fred and Mary but Mary (IMO) is a camerawhore, which Steph clearly isn't. To me, Steph comes across as somebody who would be much happier living in a convent than being HGD. In Lux, Claire seems to be the one who loves cameras and pushes for the spotlight.
Fred seems to be depressed (= sick not stupid or crazy) and needs to be taken care of, for his own sake. So I feel a bit bad saying he isn't working enough when he is sick and probably can't. Gui in contrast, comes across as mentally stable and normal to me and can perform his role as HGD (when he doesn't disappear for private visits to ROme etc).
Not sure who would be the better crown prince in Denmark but for Lux, Gui is far better suited than Felix, he just happened to have married a women who is completly unsuitable for the job as GD. Gui did a lot of work with his economic missions and the state council before his marriage and always gave the impression that the crown is important to him and that he feels he has to serve his country. It is just a pity that his wife doesn't seem to support his work and doesn't seem to care about her new country.
So far, the press seems to publish the events F+C are attending because they are new and it is unusual that the spare gets to do such events when the heir has an empty agenda for the time of the events. The press in Lux is cautious with criticising the GD family but with praising MT for doing her job and publishing the events of the spare, they are subtly trying to criticise the HGD couple. They wouldn't openly saying that Steph is lazy but people see the pics of MT, F+C and start talking about what is going on. Especially, when old videos of MT turn up on TV in which she was praised for her work even 30 years ago (it was the original version not old material with new commentary).
So, the press isn't yet compairing Claire and Steph and Steph with an early MT but people read the newspapers, watch TV and actually see who is working and who isn'T