Queen Mary of Denmark appeared “relieved and tired” during her ceremonial carriage ride following Queen Margrethe's abdication on Sunday, a body language expert has claimed.
Royal watchers expressed concern that the new queen was “sad” and “dejected” as she waved to well-wishers, with some pointing out that she was not holding her husband King Frederik's hand.
But body language expert Dr. Louise Mahler, said that the Australian queen is confident in her decision to become queen and that while the 51-year-old appears “relaxed and possibly tired,” the “smile and energy are gone,” which may be justified! '.
“I don’t see any collapse,” she told FEMAIL. “Apparently these carriages are terribly uncomfortable.”
The newly crowned couple celebrated their accession to the throne with a public kiss on the balcony of Christiansborg Palace, much to the delight of the 100,000 spectators.
Although they appeared to be in love, there has been speculation in recent weeks about the couple's “fairytale romance” after Frederik was pictured on a night out with Mexican socialite Genoveva Casanova. Genoveva, 47, denied any romantic relationship between her and the royal.
Queen Mary of Denmark appeared “relieved and tired” during her ceremonial carriage ride following Queen Margrethe's abdication on Sunday, a body language expert has claimed
Body language expert Dr. Louise Mahler said the Australian queen was confident about her decision to become queen and while the “smile and energy is gone”, the 51-year-old appeared “relaxed and possibly tired”.
The crowd cheered loudly to welcome their new king, 55-year-old Frederik, to the balcony before shouting even louder when his wife appeared.
The couple's children were then invited onto the balcony, which delighted the crowd even more.
Body language experts also said the couple didn't appear “spontaneous” in their public displays of affection.
After being declared king by Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, King Frederik X was joined by his wife Mary and their four children: Christian, Isabella, Vincent and Josephine.
In a moment, Frederik turned to kiss Mary – to loud applause from the crowd gathered under the balcony of Christiansborg Palace.
But body language expert Adrianne Carter told FEMAIL that the kiss was clearly something Frederik had planned and not something spontaneous.
She said, “Frederik winks at Mary, which means we're in this together.”
“He pulls her in for a kiss, which he tries a few times before it actually happens.”
The new king and queen kissed shortly after Frederik ascended the throne, following the abdication of Queen Margrethe II, which was formalized in Copenhagen today
After being declared king by Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, King Frederik X was joined by his wife Mary and their four children: Christian, Isabella, Vincent and Josephine
In a moment, Frederik turned to kiss Mary – to loud applause from the crowd gathered under the balcony of Christiansborg Palace
“This is something he planned, not something spontaneous.”
Adrianne also notes that when Frederik tries to kiss Mary on the forehead, “he doesn't react in any way; she just accepts.
The body language expert wondered if Frederik was “still in the doghouse” following rumors of an alleged affair with Mexican socialite Genoveva Casanova.
Adrianne said, “We see Frederik pull Mary close and place a kiss on her forehead.” She doesn't react at all; she just accepts.
“Is Frederik still in the doghouse, I wonder?”
At the end of last year, rumors of an affair began to circulate after the current king was spotted on an evening with Genoveva in Madrid.
Body language expert Adrianne Carter told FEMAIL that the kiss was clearly something Frederik had planned and not something spontaneous
The body language expert wondered if Frederik was “still in the doghouse” following rumors of an alleged affair with Mexican socialite Genoveva Casanova
At the end of last year, rumors of an affair began to circulate after the current king was spotted on an evening with Genoveva in Madrid
The Mexican socialite was later forced to deny what she called “malicious” rumors after photos emerged of her with the crown prince in the Spanish capital.
Spanish magazine Lecturas reported that they dined together and watched flamenco dances until 1 a.m.
Mary remained secretive about her husband's dinner with the socialite, and the royal couple appeared in agreement at several public appearances.
However, there is growing speculation that Queen Margrethe's decision to abdicate may have been an attempt to keep Frederik's wife of 19 years on side.
Mary is incredibly popular with the Danish people and has been dubbed the true “power behind the throne” and “Queen Mary,” according to a royal author last week.
Trine Villemann also told Hello! that the Australian mother of four, 51, was a “much better communicator and speaker” than her husband, Crown Prince Frederik.
The couple celebrated their accession to the throne with a public kiss on the balcony of Christiansborg Palace – much to the delight of the 100,000 spectators
King Frederik's speech in full length
My mother, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II, has ruled Denmark for 52 years. For half a century, it has traced time with our shared heritage as a starting point.
She will always be remembered as an extraordinary monarch. How few have my mother managed to be one with her kingdom. Today the throne continues.
My hope is to become a unifying king of tomorrow. It's a job I've been waiting for all my life. It is a responsibility that I take on with respect, pride and great joy.
It is an act that I will commit to carrying out and enforce the position entrusted to me.
I need all the support I can get. From my beloved wife, from my family, from you and from what is bigger than us. I look to the future and know that I am not alone.
Bound, bound, for the Kingdom of Denmark.
Source: Gert's Royals
Before Margrethe's daughter-in-law became queen, Danish royal author Trine said: “Mary is truly the power behind the throne and will continue to be for decades to come – there is no doubt about that.”
“Frederik is a nice guy and very popular, but Mary is a much better communicator and speaker.” She has great skills and enormous talent, and the people of Denmark call her “King Mary.”
“Her approval ratings are also higher than those of the other royals… As we say in Denmark: Long live King Mary!”
Before Margarethe's shocking announcement, the family headed off for a pre-Christmas holiday to Mary's native Australia and also visited New Zealand.
Ahead of the family's escape from New Zealand, Princess Mary published a cryptic post about loneliness and the need for positive human relationships before Christmas.
In the letter posted on the Mary Foundation website, the future queen reflected on the past year – and said she felt it was shorter than previous years.
“And so much has happened at the same time that it's impossible to put it all into words,” she continued.
In an excerpt posted on the Danish royal family's official Instagram account, there was speculation that the princess was using her foundation to hint at the affair rumors.
“We need each other if we want to be successful.” And that doesn’t just apply in the world of work and for those of us who fight against social isolation,” it says.
“This applies to all of us.” “People need people.”
The post and powerful words were featured alongside a beautiful image of the king in the snow.
She wore a purple jacket under a warm wool coat and smiled gently at the camera.
Princess Mary has shared a cryptic post about loneliness and the need for positive human relationships ahead of Christmas
Their trip came after rumors of the prince's affair with Mexican socialite Genoveva Casanova rocked the Danish royal household
“The Danish royal family is lucky to have you.” I hope your husband realizes that he has embarrassed you and his children immeasurably. “You'll make an amazing queen,” one fan commented.
Another wrote: “I think this is a sad year for Mary, her husband's (alleged) betrayal is public.” What a brave woman, she can handle anything. I just adore her.'
Some defended the royals and called for people to stop talking about the alleged affair.
There was speculation that Queen Margrethe's abdication was intended to save the marriage of her son and Princess Mary in the wake of the alleged “affair”.
Ms Casanova has denied allegations of a relationship with Frederik.
Royal commentator Phil Dampier told The Telegraph: “It is possible that the Queen took this action because she would have been fearful of the marriage breaking down and the royal family losing Mary. “It would have caused major problems.
“The Queen has always seen Mary as a tremendous asset.”
An emotional King Frederik vowed to be a modern monarch “of tomorrow” as he appealed to his “beloved wife” and family for support during a new reign.
In his first public speech after being proclaimed king, the father of four, 55, said: “My mother, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II, has ruled Denmark for 52 years.” For half a century, according to a translation by royal blogger Gert's Royals it traces time with our shared heritage as a starting point.
“She will always be remembered as an extraordinary monarch.” How few did my mother manage to be one with her kingdom. Today the throne continues.
It's the latest drama from the Danish royal family, with Margrethe sparking a public row with Joachim after stripping his four children of their royal titles.
She then apologized for the timing of the announcement but stood by the order.
In the following days, Joachim spoke out against his mother's decision and claimed that his children from Joachim's first marriage to Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg, as well as Henrik and Athene had been “damaged” in the process.
Months later, the sixth in line to the throne admitted there was a “lack of communication” within the royal family ahead of the shocking announcement.
Joachim told local news agency BT: “There is a lot to do.” There was a lack of communication. Now we’ve gotten to know each other and are on the right track.”
Shortly after his children's titles were stripped, Joachim claimed he was only given five days' notice before the news was made public.
Following the Queen's announcement, Joachim spoke to the Danish publication Ekstra Bladet outside the Danish embassy in Paris, where he lives with his French-born wife Princess Marie and his two youngest children, and said his four children were “by their grandmother's decision” get hurt .
“I had five days' notice to tell them.” In May, I was presented with a plan that broadly suggested it would happen when each of the children were 25. Now I only had five days to tell them. “Athena turns eleven in January,” he clarified at the time.
Meanwhile, his ex-wife Alexandra said their sons Nikolai and Felix had felt “excluded” from the institution and the decision had come as a “bolt from the blue”.
The Royal Household released another statement saying: “As the Queen explained yesterday, the decision has been a long time coming.”
“We understand there are a lot of emotions at stake at the moment, but we hope the Queen’s wish to future-proof the Royal Household is respected.”