Mexican socialite denounces ‘malicious’ rumors of affair with Prince Frederik of Denmark – as Spanish magazine publishes photos of them on outing in Madrid
A glamorous Mexican socialite has strongly denied claims she had a romantic tryst with Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark after the rumor mill went into overdrive.
Genoveva Casanova told it Hello! she ‘categorically’ refutes any suggestion the pair are in a relationship after they were pictured together in Madrid.
The heir to the Danish throne, 55, and the socialite, 47, met in the Spanish capital last weekend to attend an exhibition of the works of Pablo Picasso.
During the evening, the couple was spotted on the streets of Madrid, in photos published in the Spanish magazine Lectures – 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 pair began to circulate, Genoveva immediately shut them down as “malicious” and untrue.
Genoveva Casanova, 47, a Mexican-born socialite who was spotted in Madrid last week with Crown Prince Frederik, has vehemently denied they are in a relationship
A statement from the socialite said: ‘I categorically deny the statements indicating a romantic relationship between Prince Frederick and me.’
She added: “Any statement of this type not only completely lacks the truth, but also maliciously misrepresents the facts. This is already in the hands of my lawyers, who will take care of the relevant steps to protect my rights to honor, truth and privacy.”
According to Hello!Crown Prince Frederik’s private trip to Spain included 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 that he planned to attend the Picasso exhibition with a mutual friend he shares with Genoveva, but 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 couple walked through El Retiro Park before heading to El Corral de la Morería for dinner.
Genoveva Casanova is a Mexican-born socialite living in Spain who has also dabbled in acting over the years, starring in Goya’s Ghosts in 2006.
She has appeared on several reality TV shows in Spain, including the national version of the Masked Singer, and she also took part in the most recent series of Spanish Celebrity Masterchef.
Between 2005 and 2007 she was married to 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, celebrating one of Spain’s most famous artists, Joaquin Sorolla.
Sorolla is famous for his portraits, landscapes and monumental works with social and historical themes.
He showed exceptional skill in painting portraits, landscapes and monumental works focusing on social and historical subjects.
The Spanish artist’s signature style is characterized by masterful renderings of both individuals and landscapes, often basking in radiant sunlight.
The royal family also attended a glitzy state banquet at Christiansborg Palace on Monday evening.