At Prince Christian’s eighteenth birthday celebration at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, a scene out of a fairy tale came to life. There was a commotion that reverberated beyond the castle walls as a real-life Cinderella left a single brilliant stiletto behind among the sparkling tiaras and exquisite ballgowns worn by royals from all across Europe.

The vanishing stiletto

The golden peep-toed heel from European store Deichmann was featured in an Instagram post published by the Danish royal house on Monday. “Is it Cinderella who forgot her shoe last night?” the caption asked in jest. The lone stiletto was found after guests had left Her Majesty the Queen’s gala banquet at Christiansborg Castle, according to the royal courtier.

Contented Ever After:

Danish media outlets became interested in the Instagram post, which transformed the narrative into a contemporary fairy tale. Fox News Digital verified that Anne-Sofie Tørnsø Olesen, the true owner of the stolen stiletto, had been located in an update to the story. The student purposefully left her shoe behind in order to replicate a scene from a storybook, and she will soon find it again.

The Irrational Choice Made by Anne-Sofie Tørnsø Olesen:

With a wry smile, Anne-Sofie Tørnsø Olesen said, “I thought, you know what, this is only going to happen once in my entire life, so I might as well do it.” Olesen made multiple discrete attempts to drop the sneaker, but it was always returned to him. She tried one last time and left the palace quickly enough that no one saw her leaving in just one shoe.

An evening to cherish:

Even though the gala was a formal event, guests—including two princesses—were seen having fun on Instagram, showing off a less formal aspect of the festivities. The evening was further enhanced by Queen Margrethe’s surprise performance of a special concert for the guests.

A Milestone for Prince Christian:

Second in line for the Danish throne, Prince Christian, celebrated his milestone birthday in the company of notable figures from sports, art, and culture, as well as members of Denmark’s youth organizations. The celebration was made more significant by the invitation from the palace to about 200 young people from the Danish Commonwealth.