static_cast can’t convert from a virtual base class in C++

It converts only from non-virtual base class subobject:

struct B
{
    virtual ~B() {};
};

struct D : public virtual B { };

int main()
{
    D d;
    B& br1 = d;

    // cannot convert a 'B*' to a 'D*'; conversion from a virtual base class is implied
    // static_cast<D&>(br1); 

    dynamic_cast<D&>(br1);

    return 0;
}

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