According to Trine Villemann:
- itís more or less a made up job to justify Joachim getting money from the state
- the situation in the DRF is so dire, itís better for Joachim to stay out of the country
- he did well and worked hard in Paris. A real possibility was him getting a real, paying job in the military industry but the court did not think that would look right for them
- the real tragedy is that F&J used to be very tight, with Joachim often protecting and looking out for his sensitive older brother but that closeness is now completely gone
My take on this is that Marge isnít much of a family person and Henrik did the legwork on that. Now where heís gone, itís falling apart.
I donít like Fred and Mary at all, but I feel itís hardly surprising that itís difficult for a man like Fred to take responsibility for sorting out a situation that Marge seemingly has no interest in fixing.
I hope Joachim and Marie and the kids will thrive in Washington.
Wow! That would explain why Joachim was so excited about the move, then Marie seemed to back off from it, then the move was announced. Iím sorry for him if he lost out on a private industry job because of court politics.
I agree with you about Henrik, everything seems to have changed around the time he was declining and I donít think Margrethe would have made such an abrupt decision about Joachimís children if Henrik was still around. Wasnít it Nikolai who said that they used to eat with their grandparents every fortnight but hadnít been invited to eat with the Queen since Henrik died?