Madrid, Oct. 30 (ANI): The Queen of Spain is suing an online dating site that encourages extra-marital affairs for using her photograph in an advert without her permission.
Spanish media said that Queen Sofia is taking legal action against the American website Ashley Madison for 'damage to her honour and dignity'.
The company published a doctored picture of the smiling Queen, her arms seemingly draped around a semi-naked young man, first in February, and then again last week.
It appeared alongside a slogan saying, in Spanish: "Now you no longer have to spend the night alone".
According to the Daily Mail, the ad was printed for a second time last week in a newspaper published by the same company, which was distributed across the capital of Madrid by scantily-clad models.
It is believed to be in reference to wide-spread allegations that her husband, Spain's King Juan Carlos, has conducted several extra-marital affairs during their marriage.
The advertising regulatory board, Autocontrol, agreed that the advertisement should never have been published and ordered it to be removed, reports Spain's El Mundo newspaper, the report said.
The Queen is using a private lawyer in the case, and will not be spending public funds. (ANI)