He’s one of Europe’s most eligible bachelors, and so it’s no wonder that one Danish student seemingly tried her hardest to catch the attention of Prince Christian of Denmark.
The future King celebrated his 18th birthday with a glitzy gala dinner at the Christiansborg Palace last weekend – and guests included dazzling future Queens from across Europe.
But one glamorous party-goer didn’t let that stop her from trying to get the prince’s attention and, in a real-life Cinderella moment, Anne-Sofie Tornso Olesen, 18, left her golden stiletto heel for the royal to find.
As staff cleared up after the lavish celebrations, they discovered the shoe – but rather than go from house to house seeking its owner, the prince instead asked the Palace to post a photograph of the heel on social media.
Cinderella leaving her shoe at palace
Actress Anne-Sofie, who appeared in Danish TV series BaseBoys, has since came forward to claim the shoe as her own, telling Danish outlet Se Og Hør: ‘It was meant to be a fairytale ending à la Cinderella.’
In a bid to return the shoe to its rightful owner, the Danish Royal Household revealed ‘Cinderella’ had somehow left the shoe at Christiansborg Palace.
The caption read: ‘When the guests at Her Majesty The Queen’s gala table yesterday had gone home, this lonely stiletto shoe was left at Christiansborg Castle. The owner is welcome to contact to get it back.’
Anne-Sofie was invited to the party to represent the area where she lives outside the Danish capital.
‘I won the invitation in a tombola,’ she told the Daily Mail’s Richard Eden.
She planned to steal the show
It remains to be seen whether Denmark’s second in line to the throne will return the shoe in person to Anne-Sofie, whose father is a wine merchant.
She sported a sheer black dress at the reception and even greeted Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II, her son, Crown Prince Frederik and his son Prince Christian, who were all oblivious to her ‘funny’ plan to steal the show.
The single 18-year-old said: ‘I thought it was a bit funny myself, and I talked to my family and friends about it before, and they agreed that I should do it. It’s a chance you won’t get again.’