Sawkopmund municipality spokesman Freddi Kaukunga said: "We are proud that such a world-famous actress like Angelina Jolie chose to give birth to her first child in our area. We wish mother and daughter good health and a continued further stay here."
He added the child would now be considered a Namibian citizen.
Well, call me Mr Picky, but a Namibian passport would not have been my first choice of christening present. However, I dare say the shelves are pretty bare at the local tourist ministry gift shop, in a country where what most babies want on their birthday is a reasonable chance of seeing their next one. Anyway, it’s the thought that counts.
It just goes to show how much people like Brad and Ange take the incredible good fortune of American citizenship for granted. Of my three kids, only the youngest was born here, and I wouldn’t swap her little blue book for any other on God’s green Earth. But if your folks can buy a hotel and a private army of security in every port, I suppose you’re in your own country wherever you go. If not on your own planet.
Rumour has it that the first pics are up for sale for $3m, proceeds to go to UNICEF to finance more desperately needed child-sex-rings in sub-Saharan Africa. I think I’ll pass.
I only hope little Shiloh has avoided the horrible curse that overtook the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, or the French might have to pay for their own kiddy-diddling…
Rumer Willis, yesterday. All this, and a stupid celebrity name too. Thanks, Dad!