Apologies, but I have missed a lot re. Jocke and Marie's departure from Denmark.
I thought that Jocke went to France for training in the military and then work as such, right?
First of all, what I don't get is why a Prince should go in another country for further training and work in the military. It seems extremely odd to me. Where his payments come from? The French state or are we talking about private army jobs?
Second, I always had the impression that he chose to live in France, he wanted to live his life outside Denmark. Both Jocke and Marie seemed to have extensively supporting roles as royals in Denmark, they were not hidden, they had many projects etc. I really can't believe that Fred and Mary didn't want them there, different people, different roles, different projects. And considering what I've read here about the press in Denmark and how little judges the royals, I cannot think that F&M were afraid of the comparisson, since there's no comparisson - in public - and the press supports them as the heir couple.