Jeremiah Heaton claimed a 800 square mile mountainous region between Sudan and Egypt, so his daughter could live out her dream of becoming a princess.

Heaton named the land the Kingdom of North Sudan, and his daughter is now known as Princess Emily, according to an article published Sunday by the Daily News.

The region he claimed is known as Bir Tawil and is claimed by neither Sudan nor Egypt. Heaton told the Times Dispatch Friday he plans to ”pursue formal recognition with African nations.”

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