Also, Marie ran is similar, same circles as Joachim did. She was used to the royal/noble crowed. She knew what's expected from her when she married into the DRF.
She wasn't a women who tried to modernize the Danish monarchy or outshine the Queen. She adapted wonderfully. Marie takes her patronages more serious than Yrma, IMO, but we don't see the coverage from Danish magazines, because that would mean that she would give Mary a run for her money, and as it is unwritten law not to outshine the CP, she's held back by media quite a lot, hence the meager reporting on what she does. Marie fell in love with the man, and the prince-thing was a bonus, hence the happy marriage. Mary chased Fred down with lies and pretense until she got the ring & black Amex.
As pixie mentioned, it is well know about Fred to drink excessively, probably do other things as well, and to womanize. Proof this New Year's court, he looked like on dope, or pills. Completely out of it. It may be or not, he just looked like a drunk in costume. Joachim may give an arrogant air, or be arrogant, but he is dedicated to his patronages. Fred sails, runs, and swims, and derps any other attendances.
The article just pointed out that J&M are one of the happiest couples in Europe, due to observation of their behaviour in public.
ITA with you PeDe