A glamorous Mexican socialite has vigorously denied claims she had a romantic tryst with Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark after the rumor gained momentum.
Genoveva Casanova said Hello ! she “categorically” refutes any suggestion the pair are romantically involved after being photographed together in Madrid.
The heir to the Danish throne, 55, and the socialite, 47, met last weekend in the Spanish capital to attend an exhibition of works by Pablo Picasso.
During the evening, the couple were seen on the streets of Madrid, in photos published in the Spanish magazine Conferences – which coincided with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary welcoming the Spanish royal family on a state visit to Denmark.
However, after rumors of a romantic relationship between the two began to circulate, Genoveva quickly silenced them, deeming them “malicious” and false.
Genoveva Casanova, 47, a Mexican-born socialite who was spotted in Madrid with Crown Prince Frederik last week, has vigorously denied any romantic involvement.
A statement from the socialite read: “I categorically deny statements suggesting a romantic relationship between Prince Frederick and me.”
She added: “Any such statement not only completely lacks truth, but also maliciously distorts the facts. This is already in the hands of my lawyers, who will take care of the relevant measures to protect my right to honor, truth and privacy.
According to Hello !Crown Prince Frederik’s private trip to Spain consisted of enjoying art exhibitions, watching flamenco and visiting new restaurants.
The rumors come as Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary welcome the Spanish royal family to Denmark for a state visit.
It is believed he had planned to attend the Picasso exhibition with a mutual friend he shares with Genoveva. However, at the last minute, the friend was unable to go and asked Genoveva to attend in his place.
After visiting the exhibition at the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, the two men walked through Retiro Park before heading to Corral de la Morería for dinner.
Genoveva Casanova is a socialite of Mexican descent living in Spain, who has also dabbled in acting over the years – playing a role in Goya’s Ghosts in 2006.
She has appeared on several reality TV shows in Spain, including the national version of Masked Singer, and she also took part in the most recent series of Spanish Celebrity Masterchef.
Between 2005 and 2007, she was married to the Spanish author Cayetano Martínez de Irujo.
The rumors come as the Danish heir to the throne and his wife, Crown Princess Mary, welcome King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain to Denmark for a state visit.
On Tuesday evening, the royal couples were joined by Queen Margrethe II as the quintet attended an art exhibition in Copenhagen, saluting one of Spain’s most famous artists, Joaquín Sorolla.
Sorolla is famous for his portraits, landscapes and monumental works with social and historical themes.
He demonstrated exceptional talent in painting portraits, landscapes and monumental works centered on social and historical subjects.
The Spanish artist’s characteristic style is marked by a masterful representation of individuals and landscapes, often bathed in radiant sunshine.
The royal family also attended a lavish state banquet at Christiansborg Palace on Monday evening.