Also, on what planet does "disputed territory" = "territory NEITHER of the disputing parties wants"? Surely not this one. Seriously, does anyone but the dad think that Egypt and Sudan were disputing which country had to get stuck with this bit of land? [Edited to say: Oh, because they each wanted a different bit that they both liked better. Still, there's no free lunch.]
I hadn't heard of this story before. The least outraged version of the story I could find is here
I've got problems with this on a number of different levels, aside from the obvious ones. (I presume the racism, colonialism, and sexism are obvious).
The thing that bugs me most is that this sort of wish-granting may distort what the Make-A-Wish Foundation is trying to do. (No, this scenario is in no way affiliated with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the daughter does not have a life-threatening illness that makes her feel guilty for making her family feel bad, and therefore she didn't feel a desire to make her family feel good by giving them memories of seeing her very happy, instead of in pain. My kid was one of those, and she had a wish granted by Make-A-Wish, and now that she's healthier after her heart transplant she volunteers for them and gives speeches about her experience and why it was a life-changing, empowering thing. She didn't have much of a voice in her medical treatment, but she micromanaged the details of her wish, which was to restore an AP class at her school that her friends wanted to take, that had been cut for budgetary reasons. My daughter was dying, and wanted her friends' memories of her to be joyful.)
In contrast, this girl was just showing the typical narcissism of a seven-year-old, and like many dads, hers decided it would be cool to figure out a way to indulge it a bit...but then her dad kind of became Dadzilla about it.
This media circus seems to be all about the dad's desire to be the provider of something to his little girl, and receive global acclaim for being Such A Great Dad. It is not really about the guy's daughter at all. (And the fact that the brothers were not dreaming about becoming princes in the same way their sister was dreaming about becoming a princess just reinforces the stereotype that men are active and women are passive, and women need men to make their dreams come true. I'd find this more inspiring if the dad quietly mentored the daughter behind the scenes so SHE could work hard to make her own damn dream come true. But now I'm back on the sexism topic, which I said was obvious, so I'll shut up now.)