Former Lingerie Model Ends Romance with Future King
Oct. 16, 1996
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) _ A former lingerie model who dated Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik despite royal objections says she has ended her 2 1/2-year relationship with the future king.
``I've left Frederik,'' Katja Storkholm was quoted as telling the Ekstra Bladet newspaper Wednesday. She declined to say why she broke off the romance.
There was no comment from the royal family.
Reports said Queen Margrethe was outraged when the potential queen appeared in lingerie ads. The 26-year-old Storkholm quit modeling last year and became a switchboard operator.
Frederik, 28, had recently said he would ignore family pressures and follow his heart in choosing a wife. Under Danish law, Parliament must approve a future monarch's choice of spouse.
Storkholm reportedly left Wednesday for vacation in Hong Kong, China and Japan. ``I'll be away for a long time,'' she told the newspaper. ``It needs to calm down at home before I return.''