Prime Minister David Cameron mistakenly left his eight-year-old daughter Nancy in a pub, it was revealed last night.
The mix-up occurred while David Cameron, his wife Samantha, and their three children, were enjoying Sunday lunch with two other families at the Plough Inn in Cadsden, Buckinghamshire – two miles from the Prime Minister’s official country residence Chequers.
According to reports, as the group arranged lifts in preparation to leave, Nancy wandered off to the toilet without telling anyone. The Prime Minister was then driven back to Chequers with protection officers in one car, while Samantha drove their other children in another. It was only after the Camerons arrived home that they realised Nancy was not with them.
A Downing Street spokesman confirmed the mix-up, which is thought to have happened in the last three months, saying: “The Prime Minister and Samantha were distraught when they realised Nancy wasn't with them.
“Thankfully when they phoned the pub she was there safe and well.
Mr Cameron immediately drove back to the Plough Inn, where he found Nancy helping staff. She is thought to have been away from her parents for around 15 minutes.
The Sun quoted a pub ‘insider’ as saying: ‘You’d have thought that someone would have done a headcount or something.’
‘It’s not like you can look up David Cameron in the phonebook and then ring to say you’ve left your daughter behind.
‘It’s frightening that the Prime Minister of Britain can forget something so important as his own daughter.’
The news comes shortly after a biography of David Cameron criticised the Prime Minster for spending so much ‘chillaxing’.
The book details Cameron’s weekends at Chequers, and how he enjoys karaoke, snooker, and playing tennis against a machine dubbed ‘The Clegger’.
It alleges that Cameron drinks three or four glasses of wine over Sunday lunch, after which he likes to recharge his batteries with an afternoon nap.
One adviser claimed that the Prime Minister also ‘spends a crazy, scary amount of time’ playing the video game Fruit Ninja.
Another source said: ‘If there was an Olympic gold medal for ‘chillaxing’, the Prime Minister would win it.’