Princess of North Sudan [BSonblast #6]

Blog #45

“Over the winter, Emily and I were playing, and she has a fixation on princesses. She asked me, in all seriousness, if she’d be a real princess someday,” Mr Heaton said. “And I said she would.”

Last year, the story broke about a doting father who, for his daughter’s birthday, made her wish to become a « real life princess » come true – by scouring the earth for an « unclaimed » spot that he could gift his daughter. Luckily for him (and his princess), he found a piece of land called Bir Tawil on the border between Sudan and Egypt, planted a flag he made special for the occasion, and dubbed it: the Kingdom of North Sudan.

*everyone awws*

Well, not everyone. In the actual North Sudan, we were confused. Is this real? Did The Telegraph miss the satire in the newest Onion post? Trepidation ensued. But after Newsweek and Time ran…

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