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US father takes unclaimed African kingdom
so his daughter can be a princess

Telegraph [UK], by Josie Ensor, and agencies

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 7/14/2014 3:24:21 PM

A father from Virginia has gone to extreme lengths for his daughter, flying to Africa and claiming a “kingdom” between Egypt and Sudan so that she can be an actual princess. Jeremiah Heaton began his unusual quest for the unclaimed piece of land sandwiched between the two countries after making a promise to seven-year-old daughter Emily that she would one day be royalty. [Snip] On his return Mr Heaton and wife made a crown for their daughter and asked friends and family to refer to her as Princess Emily. Her kingdom covers about 800 square miles of desert that has

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Apparently, this is not a joke, it´s a true story.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pros7767, 7/14/2014 3:28:54 PM     (No. 9924160)

Some people have way too much time on their hands.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 7/14/2014 3:30:38 PM     (No. 9924164)

Unless she is a muslim, she may be a marked girl now.

If this "kingdom" is between Egypt and Sudan, it is surrounded by radical islamists. They are not going to tolerate any non-muslims having any claim to their lands.

This was basically an expensive joke by the father, but muslims don´t have much of a sense of humor...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Edgelady, 7/14/2014 3:47:33 PM     (No. 9924193)

I think it´s a breath of fresh air. It´s also teaching kids to think of others and not themselves. I love it!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Safari Man, 7/14/2014 4:19:45 PM     (No. 9924258)

If she sets the tax rates low there, it may be a place to escape to once the USA become uninhabitable.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: AGGW, 7/14/2014 4:21:28 PM     (No. 9924263)

Maybe he should have not made the promise to begin with. Then he wouldn´t have to worry about following through.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: KingBubo, 7/14/2014 4:21:32 PM     (No. 9924264)

Will she be an ally to israel? Cool story though. She is now African American.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: tennman, 7/14/2014 4:32:01 PM     (No. 9924282)

Now we have a vanity nation. Is there no end to this? So his daughter could be a "princess"? Is this man just totally clueless?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: killerbee, 7/14/2014 4:35:38 PM     (No. 9924287)

Varuca Salt

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/14/2014 4:36:48 PM     (No. 9924290)

FTA: "The next step for Mr Heaton is to get Sudan and Egypt to recognise his Kingdom of North Sudan."

LOL, good luck with that!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: kahlerbob, 7/14/2014 4:37:47 PM     (No. 9924293)

They´ll soon be receiving billions in foreign aid from the US as soon as we can borrow it from China. They should declare war on us and then immediately surrender ala some movie I saw once.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Screwgun, 7/14/2014 4:45:39 PM     (No. 9924310)

That looks like the perfect place to send all the illegal aliens.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 7/14/2014 4:48:28 PM     (No. 9924317)

I bet a request for foreign aid is already in the mail

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Phooey, 7/14/2014 5:06:15 PM     (No. 9924345)

#11 ´The Mouse That Roared´ ? Except the Duchy of Grand Fenwick won the war ! Great book and movie.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Shelgeyr, 7/14/2014 5:56:38 PM     (No. 9924435)

I like this, which surprises me. I scoffed for a few minutes, rolled my eyes, then thought better of it.

Although this probably won´t have the effect I desire, I wish there were more reminders in our society that "the right of conquest" is one of the oldest, strongest rights of dominion in all of human history.

I find I´m actually a tiny bit envious (I too have young daughters).

I think it may be the worst location in the world for this sort of thing, unless you´re REALLY interested in studying sand and the odd possibly-meteoric crater, because of the whole "Muslim" issue... but the area seems even more abandoned than Saudi Arabia´s "Empty Quarter", so maybe that won´t be a problem.

I´m even tempted to offer my services in implementing aquaponic food production systems into the area - there´s a chance it could be a huge hit, especially if the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer still has reachable water in their area.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: texsupreme, 7/14/2014 6:02:29 PM     (No. 9924445)

Beat me to it, #9.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ChipThome, 7/14/2014 6:14:45 PM     (No. 9924458)

Teaching your daughter how to RULE OVER people...... how deliciously ELITIST of the guy.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Texastealady, 7/14/2014 7:24:36 PM     (No. 9924539)

Did he retain mineral rights on the land?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/14/2014 10:58:56 PM     (No. 9924673)

Who will pay them the most to launch from their land ?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/15/2014 12:40:53 AM     (No. 9924779)

Somehow I don´t think reinforcing the princess thing is that wise when you´re raising a child.

I fear this is only the beginning of Dad´s quest to satisfy little Emily.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: shimmer128, 7/15/2014 12:22:37 PM     (No. 9925554)

American citizens can´t hold a foreign title.

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