Variations on "Ottawa, Kingdom of the Netherlands".
November 23, 2006 12:12 PM Subscribe
People born in administratively unusual places?
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When part of the Dutch royal family lived in exile in Canada during WWII, Princess Margriet (daughter of Princess Juliana) was born. At the time of her birth, a wing of the hospital was temporarily declared Dutch territory
to ensure her being born on Dutch soil. (Under Canadian law, had she been born in Canadian territory she would have automatically received Canadian citizenship.) Thus, effectively, Princess Margriet was born in "Ottawa, Kingdom of the Netherlands"
Do you know of any comparable examples?