British Prime Minister David Cameron inadvertently left his eight-year-old daughter Nancy behind in a pub, following a meal with family and friends.
The BBC reports that Downing Street has confirmed David Cameron and his wife Samantha left their daughter behind in the Plough Inn at Cadsden, in Buckinghamshire, following a Sunday lunch several months ago.
The child was mislaid when she popped in to use the toilet as the party were leaving. She was not noticed as missing as her parents left in separate cars for the drive back to the Prime Minister's country residence, Chequers, with each parent thinking the child was with the other. Only on their return to Chequers did the distraught couple realise they were missing their child.
A Downing Street spokesman said "Thankfully when they phoned the pub she was there safe and well. The prime minister went down straight away to get her."
The Telegraph reported Nancy Cameron was found in the pub's lavatory by staff who were unable to contact her father. One pub insider said “It’s not like you can look up David Cameron in the phone book and then ring to say, ‘You’ve left your daughter behind’. You’d have thought someone would have done a headcount or something." He added “It’s frightening the Prime Minister of Britain can forget something so important as his own daughter.”
According to the Guardian the Camerons take full responsibility for the incident and are not blaming their security detail in any way.