Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary of Denmark have displayed a united front, stepping out for a public appearance on the same day a “malicious” rumour of an affair between the future king and a socialite was denied.
The Australian-born Princess Mary, 51, showed her support with a subtle message, wearing a necklace with her husband’s initial “F”.
They attended the the Glyptoteket Museum in Copenhagen with Queen Margrethe of Denmark and Frederik’s aunt Princess Benedikte, as part of a Spanish state visit.
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King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain were in Denmark for three nights.
The sighting comes amid rumours about Prince Frederik and Mexican model and socialite Genoveva Casanova, 47.
The gossip — which has already been strongly denied — first surfaced on the Spanish publication Lecturas, which published photos of the two during Frederik’s recent trip to Madrid.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain and Princess Mary and Prince Frederik of Denmark. Credit: Media ModePrincess Mary and Prince Frederik displayed a united front. Credit: Media Mode
According to the outlet, the prince and model visited a Picasso exhibition and dined together at a restaurant.
Frederik’s private trip to Spain fell at the same time Mary travelled to New York from October 23 to 24 as part of an official visit, according to Danish publication Dagens.
While the Danish royal family is yet to acknowledge the report, Casanova, who was born in Mexico and now lives in Spain, firmly denied the gossip to the Spanish magazine Hola!
“I flatly deny the statements that suggest a romantic relationship between Prince Frederick and me,” the model said.
“Any statement of this type is not only completely untrue but also distorts the facts in a malicious manner.
Princess Mary and Prince Frederik during day three of the Spanish royal visit. Credit: Media Mode
“This is already in the hands of my lawyers, who will take care of the pertinent steps to protect my right to honour, truth and privacy.”
Sources close to Casanova confirmed to Dagens that Frederik and Casanova are “simply old friends with several mutual acquaintances”.
Casanova was previously married into royal lineage, wedding Cayetano Martínez, the current Count of Salvatierra and Duke of Arjona in Spain in 2005.
The couple filed for divorce three years later.
Genoveva Casanova has firmly denied the affair rumours. Credit: Beatriz Velasco/Getty Images
Prince Frederik and Princess Mary celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary in May 2023.
They famously met at Sydney bar The Slip Inn during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Mary was 28 and working as a marketing executive when she began chatting to Frederik, then 32.
At first, she was completely unaware he was Danish royalty.
“Half an hour later someone came up to me and said, ‘Do you know who these people are?’,” Mary later recalled in an interview.
Princess Mary and Prince Frederik’s wedding in 2004. Credit: Getty
At the end of the night, Frederik asked Mary for her phone number and called her the next day.
A long-distance romance ensued, with Prince Frederik making several secret trips back to Australia to visit Mary.
Mary moved to Paris, then Denmark, and the couple wed on May 14, 2004.
They have since welcomed four children, Prince Christian, 18, Princess Isabella, 16, and twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, 12.
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