It's very clear that an abdication is sorely needed. While I'll feel for Guillaume and Stephanie, I do find comfort that the sentiment is that the consort's role is one of supportive spouse and parent. That sentiment will definitely help Stephanie compared to other monarchies. At this point Henri needs to be told that abdication is the only way and once done sent off to France and basically told not to return. The Cour would need to shield Guillaume and Stephanie for Henri and MT for a period of time but with support and careful planning Guillaume and Stephanie might just surprise us.
It would be interesting to find out the legal status of the $4BN of assets that he has .... how much of it is his to do with as he wants and how much held in trust for the reigning GD ? If MT is no longer GD how much access would she have to the jewels and furnishings ? What sort of allowance - if any - would she have ? Would they have to spend their own money to support themselves ?
I can see money being behind the continuance in their roles, and hence the fightback on the change in day to day arrangements. Gui would currently get an income from the State but the other "children" don't. Felix probably does not need financial assistance (although I'm sure he benefits from distributions from Trusts). The other three would not earn the sort of money they need to support their lifestyles. They rely on their parents. If access to current income sources is cut or restricted then it will affect them all. A pretty strong motive to refuse to budge IMO. They should either shut up and put up with the "new world" or go away to France permanently.
Sorry, but Henri and MT should just go and shut up (live in France or elsewhere).
Henri surely has enough money to support himself, his useless wife and children for the next decades. If they can't afford their known lifestyle any longer I guess they should do, what other people do and simply work.
If that's not enough...sorry then learn to live with less.
Though Gui and Steph certainly might need help in the first years for representing etc. Alex might be the best choice, but maybe also Seb. They should be paid per engagement as in Sweden.
Otherwise I really don't want to hear any more whining from this poor
Please Gui, now - do a Felipo!