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American Man Claims African Kingdom for his Daughter so she Can Be an Actual Princess
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Posted on 07/14/2014 3:44:48 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Dads say a lot of things to have an easy life and, let’s be honest, they don’t always mean them. Think of all those promises of ponies and sparkly Tammy Girl outfits if we worked really hard at school that never quite materialised. Sigh.

But one dad from America has gone to great lengths to come good on his promise to his little princess.

Jeremiah Heaton from Virginia has claimed a piece of land between Egypt and Sudan after telling his 7-year-old daughter, Emily, who sleeps in a custom-made castle bed at night (naturally), that he would one day make her an actual princess.

The doting dad took the kingdom, otherwise known as Bir Tawil, an 800 square mile stretch of desert in northeastern Africa, following an online search for unclaimed areas of land sparked by his promise to his little girl (known from now on as Princess Emily).

Although several attempts to claim the area have been made online, Mr Heaton feels his stands the most chance of success as he actually travelled to the area in June and planted a flag in the ground – the flag featured a family crest designed by his three children (so totally legit, no?)

The new royal family (Princess Emily plus her two brothers, Princes Justin and Caleb), have decided to name their land the Kingdom of North Sudan and hope to ‘turn North Sudan into an agricultural hub for the area’, says their dad.

Mr Heaton now just needs to get Sudan and Egypt to recognize his Kingdom of North Sudan. Simple.

Although he says he’s confident in his claim, experts are less convinced.

Shelia Carapico, professor of political science and international studies at the University of Richmond, told the Telegraph that ‘it was not plausible for someone to plant a flag and say they have political control over the land without legal recognition from neighboring countries, the United Nations or other groups.’

She adds that although no one lives there, it is still entirely conceivable that the piece of land is already owned and could already be part of a political nation.

And, you know, this is sort of how wars start.

The Heatons are not easily deterred though. Emily now wears a crown wherever she goes, while the royal letterhead is already on order.

And her proud dad says that whatever happens, he has achieved his goal, to follow through on the promise he made his daughter. We can’t help thinking a pony would have been a lot less hassle.


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1 posted on 07/14/2014 3:44:48 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The Constitution bans assumption of titles.


2 posted on 07/14/2014 3:47:29 PM PDT by struggle
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To: nickcarraway

Eight hundred square miles between Sudan and Egypt, he better wear a pistol, just in case there is a property dispute.


3 posted on 07/14/2014 3:49:48 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: nickcarraway

Hope they have an Army for the religion of peace


4 posted on 07/14/2014 3:50:12 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: nickcarraway

Alright, but just remember — kings who live in grass houses shouldn’t store thrones.


5 posted on 07/14/2014 3:50:16 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: struggle

What about Sec. of State John Kerry?

/S


6 posted on 07/14/2014 3:51:44 PM PDT by Dacula
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To: nickcarraway
My younger daughter, princess of 2 Expert Markmanship awards, would ask: "Really dad? 800 sq miles of litter box?"

/johnny

7 posted on 07/14/2014 3:52:39 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: nickcarraway

I’ll put my money on the Egyptian Army over Princess Emily and Princes Justin and Caleb.


8 posted on 07/14/2014 3:53:24 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: nickcarraway

This doesn’t seem like good parenting.


9 posted on 07/14/2014 3:53:56 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: JRandomFreeper

The cats are big there.


10 posted on 07/14/2014 3:54:09 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Dacula
"What about Sec. of State John Kerry?"

Kerry's title of "Traitor" was earned.

11 posted on 07/14/2014 3:57:20 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds to me that the entire family has renounced their US citizenship.

With that being the case, they need to be flown to the middle of the desert in their home country of Kingdom of N Sudan.


12 posted on 07/14/2014 3:57:59 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: ansel12

Just checked it out on Google Earth. That country is so ugly neither Egypt nor Sudan want it.


13 posted on 07/14/2014 3:58:04 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: nickcarraway; struggle

You Can Buy Land in Scotland & Join the Lairds of Glencoe From £29.99
http://www.highlandtitles.com/


14 posted on 07/14/2014 3:58:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: nickcarraway
It's the Game of Thrones home version.

Combine the brutality of a George R. R. Martin storyline with the Religion of Peace's home field advantage.

15 posted on 07/14/2014 3:59:17 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: nickcarraway

Him, his friends, and his children show up heavily armed and they might have a shot at it.


16 posted on 07/14/2014 3:59:50 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: struggle

For office holders not for private citizens


17 posted on 07/14/2014 4:00:34 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: colorado tanker

If nobody else wants it, they have a chance. lol

Watch them discover oil


18 posted on 07/14/2014 4:01:38 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

Him, his friends, and his children show up heavily armed and they might have a shot at it.

The only shot they have is getting shot.


19 posted on 07/14/2014 4:04:15 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

lol


20 posted on 07/14/2014 4:05:39 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: nickcarraway

Sorry, I already claimed it in 2006


21 posted on 07/14/2014 4:06:08 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: struggle

Kind of like queen latifah, huh?


22 posted on 07/14/2014 4:08:10 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: nickcarraway

Soon she can be the person formerly known as Princess.


23 posted on 07/14/2014 4:08:13 PM PDT by 867V309 (Don't tread on me, bro)
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To: Dacula
>"What about Sec. of State John Kerry?"

Johnny's a hero!

Why he shot more videos, than viet con!

24 posted on 07/14/2014 4:09:41 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: Slump Tester

Please. Try Duke Ellington or Count Basie instead.


25 posted on 07/14/2014 4:10:03 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Menehune56

That’s for sure.


26 posted on 07/14/2014 4:11:07 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Shelia Carapico, professor of political science and international studies at the University of Richmond, told the Telegraph that ‘it was not plausible for someone to plant a flag and say they have political control over the land without legal recognition from neighboring countries, the United Nations or other groups.’

For a perfesser, Shelia, you sure ain't familiar with history.

27 posted on 07/14/2014 4:14:12 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There you go beside the African Kingdom and the land of Scotland. I think it is perfect place to ship the “children” of the border. =)


28 posted on 07/14/2014 4:14:52 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: struggle

“The Constitution bans assumption of titles.”

True - In the original Thirteenth Amendment. Bans anyone who is a member of the BAR from office in Gov’t.


29 posted on 07/14/2014 4:16:11 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: nickcarraway

Obama is an African Queen.

But I digress....


30 posted on 07/14/2014 4:27:34 PM PDT by llevrok (Straight. Since 1950.)
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To: struggle

31 posted on 07/14/2014 4:32:18 PM PDT by bgill
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To: colorado tanker

How’s the fishing?


32 posted on 07/14/2014 4:38:00 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: nickcarraway
www.kingdomofbiffeche.net/

This African Kingdom has an American King and Royal Family. In fact, it is one of the few places on Earth where Christians and Muslims do what the bumper sticker suggests: coexist. Of course, its neighbours don't necessarily like that.

33 posted on 07/14/2014 5:05:43 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The GOP is dying. What do we do now?)
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To: 353FMG
How's the Phishing?

I am Princess Emily of North Sudan. I am trying to liberate my idiot father's $US32 million, but I am unable to pay the forward remittance fee required to transfer it. If you can wire me the $3000 remittance fee I would gladly give you $US2 million when the transfer goes through.

34 posted on 07/14/2014 5:10:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Talisker

No she has no clue. This guy will not make it. Does not mean that a bunch of “freebooters” (first name I can come up with) will not be winners. Somewhere in this world anarchy starts to rule. I do not endorse that just seems to be where we are heading.


35 posted on 07/14/2014 5:25:43 PM PDT by nomorelurker
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