Why is English not the official language of England?

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58 countries have English as an official language -  but not neither the USA or the UK. 

The world's lingua franca or second language is not, technically, the 'official' language of its birthplace

The de facto official language of the United Kingdom is English,[3][4] which is spoken by approximately 59.8 million residents, or 98% of the population, over the age of three.[1][2][10][11][12] An estimated 700,000 people speak Welsh in the UK,[13] an official language in Wales,[14] and the only de jure official language in any part of the UK.[15] Approximately 1.5 million people in the UK speak Scots — although there is debate as to whether this is a distinct language, or a variety of English.[5][16]

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