The Danish royal family has broken its silence over Crown Prince Frederik’s alleged affair as furious fans speak out in support of his Australian-born wife Princess Mary.
A week after Spanish magazine Lecturas published explosive photos of Frederik on a night out with Mexican socialite Genoveva Casanova, the royal family told Danish publication BT they ‘do not comment on rumors or innuendo’ .
Frederik, who is King Charles’ fourth cousin, and his wife Mary have yet to comment on the alleged affair.
It’s just the latest scandal to engulf the royal family, with royalists taking to the palace’s official Instagram account to vent their anger.
“Respect and admiration for Princess Mary and a big ‘shame, shame, shame on you’ Crown Prince Frederik… for your alleged affair/friendship with a certain Mexican socialite,” one woman commented.
“Unfortunately, this undermines the integrity of the Danish royal family.”
Another commentator praised Princess Mary for carrying out her duties with “dignity, enthusiasm and discretion” amid the controversy.
“She gave the royal family a greater presence in the world, which garnered admiration and respect from around the world,” they wrote.
“I hope that Prince Frederik will not destroy this and will reflect on his role as husband, father and heir to the throne with wisdom and insight.”
Other fans noted that Prince Frederik and Princess Mary seemed to act differently in public – despite their united front during official engagements.
Spanish magazine Lecturas claims that in the photo, Crown Prince Frederik and Mexican socialite Genoveva Casanova attended a flamenco show at a Spanish restaurant, El Corral de la Moreria, which ended at midnight (photo at outside the room).
A portrait released by the Danish royal family, shared via the family’s Instagram account, shows (pictured left to right) Prince Christian, Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary.
CHRONOLOGY OF FREDERIK’S NIGHT, ACCORDING TO THE MAGAZINE
The magazine claims that the following timeline of events took place.
October 25, afternoon: Frederik and Genoveva walk in Retiro Park
7 p.m.: Frederik and Genoveva go to her apartment separately
9 p.m.: They leave the building separately, after changing clothes, and get into the same white car
9 p.m.-midnight: Travel as a couple to El Corral de la Moreria restaurant for dinner and watching flamenco
1 a.m.: The couple leaves the restaurant and gets into a car
8:30 a.m.: Frederik leaves Genoveva’s apartment
“They don’t hold hands anymore,” one woman posted.
“No, this marriage has been broken for a long time. And now they can show it,” another commented.
“They look very tired,” added a third.
Lecturas reported that Prince Frederik and Ms Casanova, the former socialite daughter-in-law of the Spanish billionaire Duchess of Alba, were seen spending hours together, strolling around the city before heading to her apartment building, to change clothes and leave for the evening.
The magazine claims the two attended a flamenco show at a Spanish restaurant, El Corral de la Moreria, which ended at midnight.
He also claimed they remained at their table, which was flanked by two of the Danish prince’s bodyguards, while other customers left, waiters finished their shifts and the lights were turned off.
Lecturas said the two men did not leave the restaurant until 1 a.
m., when they went out onto the street and got into a car.
Lecturas reports that, in a “courtesy gesture,” Crown Prince Frederik opened the car door for his dinner companion.
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Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary declined to comment on the images or rumors.
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Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia, along with Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, are pictured together in Copenhagen, Denmark, on November 8, just days after rumors of an affair surfaced. made public.
The next day, the magazine claims the heir to the Danish throne was taken by car to the airport where he returned home to Denmark.
Daily Mail Australia spoke to Amber Petty, Princess Mary’s best friend and bridesmaid, who refused to comment or “get anywhere near” the scandal.
Daily Mail Australia also contacted the royal palace but did not receive a response before publication.
A communications expert told BT the palace appeared unconcerned by the rumors and was probably treating them as “child’s play” rather than a storm.
Other scandals include the Queen’s decision to downsize the official royal family.
In September 2022, the monarch announced her decision to strip the titles of prince and princess from four of her grandchildren.
It also has nothing to do with the Herlufsholm crisis which led the crown prince and princess to withdraw their children from boarding school.