Crown Princess Mary of Denmark looked ‘disengaged’ when joining the Spanish King and Queen in Copenhagen today, a body language expert has claimed – while her husband Crown Prince Frederik appeared ‘hesitant’ towards his wife.
The royal couple’s outing with King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia came after photos emerged of the heir to the Danish throne and reality star Genoveva Casanova, 47, in Madrid last week where they attended an exhibition of the works of Pablo Picasso.
But divorcee Genoveva Casanova – the former daughter-in-law of the billionaire Duchess of Alba – told Hola! she ‘categorically’ refutes any suggestion the pair are romantically involved, branding it ‘malicious’ and untrue.
Today, body language expert Judi James told FEMAIL that Princess Mary displayed a ‘tense jawline’, ‘anxiously played with her wedding ring’ and a had ‘slightly haughty’ look as she joined her husband at Copenhagen’s Centre for Danish Architecture alongside the Spanish royal couple.
Judi noted: ‘In the past, Princess Mary and Prince Frederik have tended to be naturally tactile and playful.
‘On a royal scale they would rate much higher than William and Kate when it came to PDAs but lower than Zara and Mike.
‘Even their official wedding photo involved their torsos facing each other and pressed close, with their heads also pressed together and his arms circled right round her waist, looking passionate and intimate.’
But when compared to today’s appearance, Mary ‘does look disengaged in some of the photos’, said the body language expert.
She added: ‘There is no apparent desire to smash any rumours with some “denial” poses involving deliberate hugs and smiles here.’
Judi also explained that Frederik appeared ‘hesitant’ when reaching his arm out in the direction of his wife and doesn’t seem to be using eye contact.
‘His torso is turned towards Mary but hers is facing forward and she is also avoiding eye contact. Her fingers are touching or playing with her wedding ring to suggest possible anxiety and there appears to be tension in her jawline,’ continued Judi.
Meanwhile, discussing another group shot of the Danish and Spanish royals together, the expert suggested: ‘Mary’s pose does look cool beside Frederik.
‘Her legs are crossed away from him and her chin is raised to look slightly haughty, while her hands clasp her knees suggesting a lack of intent to touch.
‘In another pose at the same event though, the couple do appear to be standing talking face-to-face and even laughing together. It looks as though Mary has little if any attention to try to quash the rumours with any active PDAs here but her behaviour could just be prompted by all the sudden scrutiny that has thrown the couple into a more intense and probably unwanted spotlight.’
According to Hola!, Crown Prince Frederik’s private trip to Spain was to enjoy art exhibitions, watch flamenco and visit new restaurants.
It is believed that 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 pair walked through El Retiro Park, before heading to El Corral de la Morería for dinner.
A statement from the socialite said: ‘I categorically deny the statements that suggest a romantic relationship between Prince Frederick and me.’
She added: ‘Any statement of this type not only completely lacks the truth but also misrepresents 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 honor, truth and privacy.’
Genoveva Casanova is a Mexican-born socialite living in Spain, who has also dabbled in acting over the years – taking a role in Goya’s Ghosts in 2006.
She has appeared on several reality TV shows in Spain including the nation’s version of the Masked Singer, the most recent series of Spanish Celebrity Masterchef and an all-star version of The Chase.
Between 2005 and 2007 she was married to Spanish author Cayetano Martínez de Irujo, and the couple share two children.
He is one of the five sons of the late Duchess of Alba, who was worth an estimated £2.2billion, and was one of Europe’s wealthiest aristocrats and a direct royal descent from King James II of England.
They divorced in 2008 but have maintained a friendy relationship and she’s said that they still speak every day.
After her divorce, Genoveva was linked to Mexican singer Luis Miguel, although the pair never confirmed if they were in a relationship.
She then dated Gonzalo Vargas Llosa, a Senior Policy Adviser with the UNHCR before coupling up with Spain’s former Minister of Justice, José María Michavila after the death of his wife.
Her most recent romance was in 2022 with José Manuel Gayán Pacheco, an agricultural businessman.
The future King of Denmark and his wife first met in her native Australia during the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
Mary Donaldson, then a 28-year-old advertising executive from Tasmania who had no idea the handsome European tourist she had been chatting to for hours was actually Crown Prince Frederik, future king of Denmark.
After the encounter, 32-year-old Fred – who was in Australia to support Denmark’s Olympic sailing team – asked Mary for her phone number and a romance blossomed.
They maintained a long-distance relationship for a year, with Frederik making secret trips Down Under before Mary moved to Denmark to study Danish language at Copenhagen’s Studieskolen in 2001.
In early 2003, Frederik’s mother Queen Margrethe publicly acknowledged the relationship and the couple announced their engagement at Amalienborg Castle later that year on October 8.
The couple share four children Prince Christian, 18, Princess Isabella, 16, and twins Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent, 12.
Gossip magazines in both Denmark and Australia have published speculation about the state of the royal couple’s marriage over the years, but there is nothing concrete to suggest they are anything but happily married.
The rumours come as the Danish heir to the throne and his Australian wife, Crown Princess Mary, welcome King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain to Denmark on a state visit.