Virgina Man claims African land for daughter to become princess

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  1. MetalicGrunt

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    Talk about spoiling your kid....

    A man from America has claimed a small patch of Africa, because his daughter wants to be a princess.Jeremy Heaton told BBC Radio 5 live that he had travelled from Virginia with his flag to proclaim the area the "Kingdom of North Sudan".

    The area lies between Egypt and Sudan, is 800 square miles of arid desert and doesn't belong to any country.He says he has put official requests in with both nations but, as yet, neither has responded.

    Mr Heaton said his daughter, Emily, took a "serious tone" and asked "if one day she would be a princess"."Being a father, I knew she was serious in her request," he said. "I researched pieces of land that were unclaimed and was fortunate to discover it."To celebrate her seventh birthday he made the journey to what locals call Bir Tawil to make Emily's "dreams come true".

    Egypt, Sudan and the United Nations will have to recognise the Kingdom of North Sudan before she's officially the daughter of a king.

    BBC Newsbeat - Man claims African land for daughter to become princess
     
  2. Ionus

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    A piece of crap desert land amidst a pretty volatile region. NIN's "Hurt" lyrics seem apt here:

    "You could have it all
    My empire of dirt"
     
  3. rattrap007

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    That little girl is going to have major issues later in life...
     
  4. Death333

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    Sounds she's already having them. They're called "Daddy."
     
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    That's actually kind of cool if he can pull it off. Probably wouldn't want to move there, but it's still cool.
     
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    Move that family out there, I want them to report back how his kingdom is fairing by the time she's 18. The kingdom of Vanity; population two.
     
  7. Natohk

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  8. King Kaiser

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    I have a strange feeling this guy just got this land to become a princess for himself...
     
  9. King Kaiser

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    I am pretty sure this place will probably just become another war torn region in the country. Just give it several years
     
  10. megatroptimus

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    Bah, that or people "buying" stars to name them after their kids is pretty much the same. It's not like she'll actually move there and be a real princess.
     
  11. seali_me

    seali_me RIP January 2018

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    Hahaha. Way to ruin her day man... :p 

    Also a kingdom is not a kingdom unless you have people to rule.
     
  12. Wrecker217

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    His daughter looks like she's 8... Spoiled much?
     
  13. megatroptimus

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    Bah, you see spoiled kids receiving super expensive birthday gifts all the time. That's just one more in the pile.
     
  14. NotRamjet97

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    This, it drives me insane seeing 7 year olds with ipads and phones and crud like that, and it's not like they worked for it, their parents probably gave it to them.
     
  15. seali_me

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    There's tons of educational games in there.
     
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    Yep, we need those seven and eight yr olds in the factories making dresses and sneakers, yo. Child labor laws are dumb.
     
  17. megatroptimus

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    Candy Crush and Floppy Bird are NOT educational.

    :) 
     
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    That's what the masses know as educational. :p 

    Honestly, I don't even know those games.
     
  20. Team Jetfire

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    What a maroon.