Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has returned to Australia for a holiday before Christmas with her 12-year-old twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine. It comes following rumours Crown Prince Frederik cheated on his wife with Mexican socialite Genoveva Casanova during a visit to Spain.
The Danish Palace has confirmed that Mary will be joined by Frederik next week as they deal with the cheating allegations. Frederik is currently attending the climate conference COP 28 in Dubai with his mother Queen Margrethe.
Mary is spending her time in Australia visiting family, and it's unknown whether she will undertake any formal engagements.
Princess Isabella, 16, will travel to Australia later, once her school studies have finished, however, Prince Christian will not make the trip as he has exams to study for.
It is believed that the Danish royals will return to Denmark to celebrate Christmas Eve at Marselisborg Palace with Queen Margrethe.
Royal fans have been sharing comments on the official Instagram account, with some saying Mary appears "uncomfortable" next to her husband. The couple put on a united front recently, sharing a video of them and their children putting their Christmas tree up.
Interestingly, the song Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, which famously features the lyrics, "He’s going to find out who’s naughty and nice," plays as the family decorates, with many fans pointing out that it was a rather odd song choice given the affair allegations.
"Song choice couldn't be better, love the lyrics: 'He is going to find out who is not being nice, you better watch out, he knows who is bad...Santa Claus is coming' hahaha!" one user commented.
"Where is Genoveva?" another questioned.
"Very appropriate music choice," a third said.
"Is the choice of song ironic?" someone else asked.
"Poor Mary I've always admired her for her elegance and upbringing, it seems she's an excellent mum, she doesn't deserve what the prince did to her, what a disappointment," one user added.
What happened between Frederik and Genoveva?
The royals remained tightlipped after Spanish magazine Lecturas first claimed Frederick was cosying up to Genoveva. They have since told Danish publication B.T they "do not comment on rumours or insinuations". Frederick and Mary have also yet to comment on the matter.
Lecturas published photos showing Frederik and Genoveva attending a Pablo Picasso exhibition in Madrid last month, claiming the pair is romantically linked.
Genoveva has slammed any reports of a romantic connection between herself and Frederik, telling Hola! she 'categorically' denies any suggestion that she and Frederik are romantically involved, saying the rumours are "malicious" and untrue. She also said that she is looking to take legal action.
Lecturas claims Frederik and Genoveva went to her apartment building separately, both emerging separately two hours later before getting into the same car.
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