He’s one of the most eligible bachelors in Europe, and so it’s no wonder that a Danish student apparently did her best to catch the eye of Prince Christian of Denmark.
The future king celebrated his 18th birthday with a lavish gala dinner at Christiansborg Palace last weekend – and guests included dazzling future queens from across Europe.
But one glamorous party girl didn’t let that stop her from trying to catch the prince’s eye and, in a real-life Cinderella moment, Anne-Sofie Tornso Olesen, 18, left her golden stiletto heel for the royal so that he can find him.
As staff cleared out after the lavish celebrations, they discovered the shoe – but rather than going house to house looking for its owner, the prince instead asked the palace to post a photo of the heel on social media social.
Actress Anne-Sofie, who appeared in Danish TV series BaseBoys, has since claimed the shoe as her own, telling Danish newspaper Se Og Hør: “It was supposed to be a Cinderella-style fairy tale ending. “
Anne-Sofie Tornso Olesen wore a sheer black dress to the reception and even greeted Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, her son Crown Prince Frederik and her son Prince Christian, all of whom were oblivious to her “funny” plan to steal star.
In a bid to return the shoe to its rightful owner, the Danish Royal House revealed that “Cinderella” had forgotten the shoe at Christiansborg Palace.
The caption read: “When the guests at Her Majesty the Queen’s gala table had gone home yesterday, this solitary stiletto shoe was left at Christiansborg Castle. The owner is invited to contact to collect it.
Anne-Sofie was invited to the party to represent the region where she lives outside the Danish capital. “I won the invitation in a raffle,” she told the Daily Mail’s Richard Eden.
It remains to be seen whether Denmark’s second successor will personally return the shoe to Anne-Sofie, whose father is a wine merchant.
She wore a sheer black dress to the reception and even greeted Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, her son Crown Prince Frederik and her son Prince Christian, all of whom were oblivious to her “funny” plan to steal the show.
The 18-year-old bachelor said: “I thought it was a bit funny myself, and I’ve already told my family and friends about it, and they agreed I should do it. It’s a chance that you will no longer have.
Actress Anne-Sofie (pictured left), who appeared in Danish TV series BaseBoys, has since claimed the shoe as her own, telling Danish newspaper Se Og Hør: “It was supposed to be a fairy tale ending. Cinderella-style fairies.” Pictured on the right is Prince Christian
The Danish royal house has revealed that a partygoer at Prince Christian’s 18th birthday party left her sparkly stiletto behind at Christiansborg Castle.
She added to TV2: “It’s not because I think now I’m going to marry him, but I was sort of hoping that someone would think it was funny, and then it would also attract attention on the royal house.”
Prince Christian and Anne-Sofie spoke at the event – although the student doesn’t remember their exact conversation.
“I don’t really remember what I asked, because I was so confused, but I think it had something to do with how he felt about the whole thing – and about inviting all these people in the castle,” she said.
But alas, no fairy tale ending yet for Denmark’s second in line to the throne, who was recently rumored to be dating an Italian heiress.
In recent months, he has been linked to Princess Marie Chiara of Bourbon-Two Sicilies – of the late Italian royal family.
Anne-Sofie was invited to the party to represent the region where she lives outside the Danish capital. “I won the invitation in a raffle,” she told the Daily Mail’s Richard Ede.
Prince Christian of Denmark (center) celebrated his 18th birthday with a host of royals from across Europe, including Princess Amalia of the Netherlands (second from right) and Princess Estelle of Sweden (right LEFT).
Rumors that Chiara, 18, and Christian were close began when the two were photographed together at the Monaco grand prix earlier this year.
Eventually, Chiara took to Instagram and seemed to dismiss the speculation, saying that “although we all like to dream of fairy tales, what really matters is reality.” Meanwhile, the Danish royal family has remained silent on these speculations.
Chiara told Italian newspaper Corriere: “We have known each other since we were little, my father Carlo is the godfather of his little sister.”
Her father, Prince Carlo, claims the now-defunct throne of the ancient House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, a cadet branch of the Spanish royal family. While his mother, Duchess Camilla, is the daughter of Italian industry magnate Camilla Crociani.
Speculation that Christian and Princess Marie Chiara of Bourbon-Deux-Siciles were dating began in May when a group photo appeared on social media of the far-right duo, standing close together at the Monaco Grand Prix.