The Danish royal family has broken its silence over unsubstantiated allegations that Crown Prince Frederik is having an affair.
Last week, Spanish magazine Lecturas published sensational but unverified claims that Frederik was romancing Mexican-born, Spanish-based actress Genoveva Casanova during a private trip to Spain.
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The magazine published pictures of the Danish royal, who is married to Australian-born Princess Mary, on a night out in Madrid with the glamorous blonde.
A spokesperson for the royal family bluntly told Danish magazine B.T that they “do not comment on rumours or insinuations”.
Neither Frederik nor Mary has issued a statement.
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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.
Lecturas claimed that Prince Frederik and Casanova spent an evening looking at a Pablo Picasso exhibition, walked through a park and had dinner together.
The magazine went on to claim the pair entered her apartment building separately at 7pm on the night in question, then came out again at 9pm.
According to Lecturas, the pair watched a flamenco performance at a Spanish restaurant, which finished at midnight, but were still there as waiters were clearing tables and turning off the lights.
Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary (left) and Genoveva Casanova (right). Credit: Getty
After leaving the restaurant at 1am, Frederik flew back to Denmark the next day, the magazine claimed.
After the unsubstantiated claims emerged, Casanova took aim at the “malicious” allegations, denying the gossip to Spanish magazine Hola! and indicating potential legal action.
“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.
“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.”
Genoveva Casanova, left, and Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary of Denmark. Credit: Getty
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.
On the same day Lecturas published its allegations, Princess Mary and Frederik portrayed a united front as they stepped out in Copenhagen.
They were with Queen Margrethe of Denmark, Frederik’s aunt Princess Benedikte and King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain, as part of a Spanish state visit.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain and Princess Mary, Prince Frederik of Denmark. Credit: MEDIA MODE
Australian body language expert Louise Mahler analysed footage from their appearance and shared her professional opinion on what they showed.
The couple both wore structured suits, with Mary spotted wearing a necklace with her husband’s initial “F”.
But Mahler said there was “no joy shown” in the photos, captured as the couple weathered the media storm stemming from the publication of the photos of Frederik and Casanova.
Analysing Mary’s demeanour, Mahler said she was “magnificent”.
Princess Mary and Prince Frederik during day three of the Spanish royal visit. Credit: MEDIA MODE
“Her posture stays upright, her arms are long, her smile,” she told 7Life.
“However, she looks like she is at a state funeral.
“There is no joy shown, depicted in the lack of lifting of the orbicularis oculi,” Mahler said, referring to the muscle around the eyes needed for a heartfelt smile.
However, the body language expert stressed that photos could be “taken out of context”.
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