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 told 5 live 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…
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