Cinderella Rewritten (Rewrite a fairytale as a feature article)

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There were mixed reactions outside of the Neverland Magistrates Court today when Lady Cornelia and her two daughters were sentenced to ten years working in the palace washing room as penalty for their enslavement of Princess Cinderella.

The case, nicknamed "The Wicked Step-Mother and Ugly Step Sisters" has received high level media attention from around Neverland, due to the high profile of Prince Charming, and his new wife, the aforementioned Cinderella.

Although the courtroom was closed to the media, it understood that neither the Prince nor the Princess attended the hearing, but had provided a written statement, used as evidence in the case.

From court documents viewed under the 'Public Property' policy, it is understood that Lady Cornelia and her two daughters used Cinderella as a slave for the past ten years, imprisoning her in the home that was actually her fathers, once he had passed on.

It was the arrival of an old family friend, on the evening of the Prince's Gala Ball, that brought everything to a head.

Finding Cinderella locked in the cellar, her Godmother proceeded to release Cinderella from her confinement, and sent her along to the ball with a specially made dress, which Cinderella's deceased mother had commissioned for her before her death.

Upon meeting Cinderella, the Prince was immediately smitten, but frightened of her step-mother's wrath, Cinderella had made a hasty exit from the ball and returned to the home of her captor's before anyone had recognized her.

This set in motion a three month search of the Kingdom by the Prince, as he desperately sought the woman who had captured his heart on the night of the Ball. It is believed that Cinderella's two step-sisters tried to deceive the Prince and both claimed they were the mystery woman he was searching for,