BT has a brief article about why Schackenborg went to the DRF, to be exact Joachim, despite there being several live Schacks around.
Derfor sagde Mik Schack nej til at arve Schackenborg | www.bt.dk
The next in line for the manor was Mik Schack, who is now a pretty wellknown name in his own right in DK as a musician and journalist and he explains very frankly why:
"....My family has had Schackenborg for eleven generations but (I) couldn't afford to inherit it, so in 1978 it was handed over to the DRF. My father told me it was hopeless with the debt and that it would be had for a Copenhagener-boy (it also means someone who is very urban) like me. I wasn't going out to play farmer, because I had just opened (a cafe) and was very busy there".
- The debt and the state of the manor came as a surprise to the DRF, from all account I've heard. Leading to a major rift between the DRF and the Schack family.
And Joachim is still renovating the manor, which from account by Alexandra and Joachim was very old fashioned and in a prety poor state. The money rasised as a public wedding present at their wedding was very much needed.