Everyone wants their chance with Denmark’s Prince Charming! How single student, 18, left her shoe at future king Christian’s birthday bash to have ‘real life Cinderella moment’ – and get the attention of Europe’s most eligible bachelor
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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.
Actress Anne-Sofie, who appeared in Danish TV series BaseBoys, has since come 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.’
Anne-Sofie Tornso Olesen 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
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.
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.’
Actress Anne-Sofie (pictured left), 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.’ Pictured right, Prince Christian
The Danish Royal Household revealed one partygoer at Prince Christian’s 18th birthday bash left behind her glittering stiletto at Christiansborg Castle
She added to TV2: ‘It’s not because I think that now I’m going to marry him, but I kind of hoped that someone would think it was funny, and then it also creates attention for the royal house.’
Prince Christian and Anne-Sofie did speak to one another at the event – although the student can’t recall their exact conversation.
‘I don’t really remember what I asked about, because I was so confused, but I think it had something to do with what he thought about the whole thing – and about having invited all those people into the castle,’ she said.
But alas, no fairytale ending just yet for Denmark’s second in line to the throne, who was recently rumoured to be dating an Italian heiress.
In recent months he’s been linked to Princess Marie Chiara of Bourbon-Two-Sicilies – from the defunct Italian royal family.
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 Ede
Prince Christian of Denmark (centre) celebrated turning 18 with a host of royals from across Europe including Princess Amalia of The Netherlands (second from right) and Princess Estelle of Sweden (left)
Rumours that Chiara, 18, and Christian were close began when the two were pictured together at the Monaco grand prix earlier this year.
Eventually Chiara took to Instagram and appeared to dismiss the speculation, saying ‘while we all enjoy dreaming of fairytales, what truly matters is reality.’ Meanwhile, the Danish royal family remained quiet on the speculation.
Chiara told Italian paper Corriere: ‘We’ve known each other since we were little, my father Carlo is godfather to his younger sister.’
Her father Prince Carlo holds a claim to the now defunct throne of the former House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, a cadet branch of the Spanish royal family. While, her mother, Duchess Camilla, is the daughter of Italian industry Tycoon Camilla Crociani.
Speculation that Christian and Princess Marie Chiara of Bourbon-Two-Sicilies were dating began in May when a group photo emerged on social media of the duo, far right, standing close together at the Monaco Grand Prix
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