A Virginia Daddy Claimed A Kingdom In Africa So His Daughter Could Be A Princess Here. I wish I Had Such A Daddy!

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You won’t believe this! In order to make his daughter the princess, a Southwest Virginia man, Jeremiah, claimed a kingdom in Africa. It sounds unbelievable but actually happened.

This is Emily Heaton. Her dad, Jeremiah, just bought her a “kingdom” in Africa. It’s an 800 square mile stretch of desert in Northern Africa. Doesn’t she look like a real princess?

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There have been several online claimants to the property since this area has become controversial, but Heaton believes his physical journey to the site, where he planted a flag designed by his children, means he rightfully can claim it.

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Jeremiah Heaton and his seven-year-old daughter, Princess Emily, shows the flag that their family designed as they try to claim a piece of land in the Eastern African region.

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Heaton went to the region, known as Bir Tawil, in June and planted his family’s flag in the ground there.

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Now Emily, as her family called her “Princess Emily”, is quite content with what her daddy has done.

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The family plans to call their new kingdom North Sudan and hope to turn the area into an agricultural hub.

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After his trip to the area in June, Heaton wrote on his Facebook page:

“Over the years a few arm-chair explorers have attempted to ‘claim’ Bir Tawil by simply writing a blog entry or creating a website. These half-hearted, illegitimate claims have not been recognized by any government.

Today, with the full support of the Egyptian government, I traveled 14 hours through the open desert to reach Bir Tawil. Once in the Bir Tawil region, I planted a flag, designed by my children and made a physical claim on the land.”

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