Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark looks relaxed on trip with high profile Danes in Jutland – as fall-out continues from his night in Madrid with Mexican socialite Genoveva Casanova


Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark has been spotted indulging in one of his favourite passions again this week – hunting.

The Danish royal, 55, was pictured looking relaxed as he hosted another outdoor adventure as hunting season gets into full swing his homeland‘s Central Jutland region. 

The heir to the Danish throne donned pro-looking gear – including a brown Harkila jacket over a tweed layer and a traditional hunt hat – as he headed into the great outdoors with politicians, members of the military and scientists on the day out.  

The Danish hinterland is likely to offer a welcome refuge from the media storm that continues to swirl following the photos in Spanish magazine Lecturas of his night out in Madrid with glamorous Mexican socialite Genoveva – without his wife Princess Mary of Denmark, 51.

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark looked in good spirits as he took part in the Royal Hunt in Gludsted Plantage near Silkeborg, in Denmark’s Central Jutland on Tuesday – as the media storm over his night out in Madrid with glamorous Mexican socialite Genoveva continues to swirl

Despite reports he first met reality star Genoveva – the former daughter-in-law of the billionaire Duchess of Alba – at a luxury mountain hunting trip, he seemed to be enjoying hunting again as he chatted to a host of high profile Danes on his most recent outing. 

Frederik was seen chatting on Tuesday with Master Court Hunter Jens Bjerregaard Christensen, Danish politician Finn Poulsen of the Conservative People’s Party and top scientist Karen Barfod. 

It’s nearly a week since Genoveva, 47, issued a blistering statement slamming ‘malicious’ rumours she is in a romantic relationship with the Prince. The socialite is currently seeking peace and quiet in San Sebastián at a residence owned by her ex-husband’s family. 

Last week, the royal household posted another hunting expedition of Frederik’s on Instagram, writing: ‘In the rain and sleet, a king hunt has been held today in Gribskov. The royal hunts are the official hunts of the Royal House, which take place during the hunting season from 1st. October to mid January in the Danish state forests.’

It’s been business as usual for Frederik, left, in recent days, as he’s enjoyed days out in nature experiencing the traditional royal hunt in rural Denmark

Those photos: Spanish magazine Lecturas published images of the royal on a night out in Madrid with glamorous Mexican socialite Genoveva (pictured) – and without his wife Princess Mary of Denmark, 51, – earlier this month

Clad head-to-toe in hunting gear, including a traditional hat, the Prince appeared in good spirits as he stepped out in rural Central Jutland

There are reports he first met reality star Genoveva – the former daughter-in-law of the billionaire Duchess of Alba – at a luxury mountain hunting trip

The hunting season sees the royal entertaining a host of high profile Danish figures and this week he was pictured with Master Court Hunter Jens Bjerregaard Christensen, far right, Danish politician Finn Poulsen of the Conservative People’s Party, second left, and scientist Karen Barfod, far left

‘His Royal Highness The Crown Prince hosted today’s hunt, while Her Majesty The Queen tonight hosted a hunting board in the Dome Hall of Fredensborg Palace, where it is a tradition to toast “to all good hunters”.’

Susanna Griso, presenter of Spanish TV show Espejo Público, recently alleged that Genoveva had become close to the heir to the Danish throne after they met on a luxury mountain hunting trip. 

The host explained: ‘These are exclusive meetings, where you have to pay a lot of money to attend. All of the royals and children of the major families are there. The trips are organised mostly in Germany and Austria.’

On trips of this kind, usually in mountainous regions, guests pay thousands of Euros to be able to hunt European big game animals like red deer, Alpine Ibex, wild boar and mouflon wild sheep.

Yesterday, Denmark’s Royal Family broke its silence over the scandal and told Danish publication B.T they ‘do not comment on rumours or insinuations’.

The Crown Prince seemed to be enjoying the ceremony of the hunt on the Jutland trip

Hob-nobbing: At one point, the royal was spotted chatting to Danish politician Finn Poulsen

Both Frederik, who is fourth cousin of King Charles III, and his wife Mary are yet to comment personally on the rumours.

The Danish royals were rocked by reports last week that Frederik had spent a day and evening out in Madrid with Genoveva.

Photos showed the pair strolling in Barrio el Jerónimos, where Genoveva lives, after taking a walk in El Retiro Park in the centre of the Spanish capital. 

Spanish magazine Lecturas reported the pair had visited a Pablo Picasso exhibition earlier in the day, before heading to a restaurant to have dinner and watch a Flamenco performance.

Amid the buzz caused by the photos, Prince Frederik has carried out business as usual at home this week – while Genoveva is seeking peace and quiet in San Sebastián at a residence owned by her ex-husband’s family.

The socialite, who has also dabbled in acting in the past and recently appeared on Spain‘s version of Celebrity Masterchef, was married to Cayetano Martínez de Irujo for two years.

Last week, the heir to the Danish throne, 55, was photographed on the Royal Household’s Instagram account in his camouflage gear while exploring Gribskov, Denmark’s fourth largest forest 

The Danish Royal Family pictured on Tuesday as Prince Christian (pictured left) made a formal declaration to the Danish constitution. Pictured centre left: Queen Margrethe of Denmark alongside Prince Frederik and Princess Mary

Spanish magazine Hola! reports the socialite is staying at the Palace of Arbaizenea, a property once owned by the Duchess of Alba and bequeathed to her son Cayetano Martínez de Irujo. The magazine reports Genoveva heads to San Sebastian any time she needs to ‘disconnect’ from public life.

It also reports that the socialite and her ex-husband, Cayetano Martínez de Irujo, are on ‘excellent’ terms, meaning she can stay at his family properties whenever she likes.

As Lecturas reported details of Genoveva’s night out with the Danish prince last week, it shared details of what it claimed was how the evening unfolded.

The magazine claimed that, following their visit to a Pablo Picasso exhibition at the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, the pair strolled around El Retiro Park in the centre of Madrid on the afternoon of 25 October.

Genoveva and her ex husband (pictured together in 2020) are said to have an ‘excellent’ relationship 

Following the walk, at around 7pm, Lecturas claimed both Frederik and Genoveva went to her apartment building separately, and both re-emerged at around 9pm, two hours later, both having changed their clothes into evening wear.

In photos from the evening, Genoveva has ditched her chic camel coat with a tie belt in favour of a white shirt, black wide-leg trousers and a black jacket worn on her shoulders.

Meanwhile Frederik appears to have changed from a navy jacket and brown trousers into a white shirt and dark trousers with a smart dark jacket. Again, they were reported to have emerged from the building separately, but got into the same white car.

The magazine claimed the pair watched a flamenco performance at a Spanish restaurant, El Corral de la Moreria, which finished at midnight.

It also claimed they remained at their table, which had been flanked by two of the Danish Prince’s bodyguards, while other customers left, waiters finished up their shifts and the lights were being switched off.

Lecturas claimed the pair did not emerge from the restaurant until 1am, when they walked out onto the street and got in a car. In a ‘gesture of courtesy’, Lecturas reports Crown Prince Frederik opened the car door for his dinner companion.

The next day, the magazine alleged the heir to the Danish throne was taken to the airport via car where he flew home to Denmark.

Following the publication of the photos, Genoveva issued a statement to Hola! denying any romantic involvement with the Prince.

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.’


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