The 25th Anniversary Ball took place on 5th July 1978. The unusual idea of how to seat everybody that night created a fabulous atmosphere: The young Ladies were asked to put one of their shoes into a big basket, which was then taken back into the cocktail area. Each gentleman was to choose his dinner partner by picking one of those shoes.Between the elegant silk shoes, an old tennis appeared in the basket.
One of the gentlemen, a very popular and smart Italian Prince, was not at all happy about this unusual way of seating the guests. In his deception he picked this tennis shoe considering that the evening was spoiled for him. What a surprise when the Prince searching the owner of the second tennis shoe found that it belong to the most glamorous girl of the celebration that he had dreamed to choose for the evening. This young archduchess turned in love and they got married and had lovely children.
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