British Prime Minister Forgets 8-Year-Old Daughter in Pub
British Prime Minister David Cameron recently made headlines when he left his eight-year-old daughter Nancy in a pub.
Cameron and his family had stopped by The Plough in Buckinghamshire on Sunday afternoon. After one drink, the Camerons left without realizing that their daughter was still in the bathroom.
Cameron left in a car with his bodyguards while his wife was in another car with their other two kids, 6-year-old Elwen and 22-month-old Florence. When they got back home, they realized their mistake.
“It was a slip, these things happen,” a spokesman for the PM said. “The Prime Minister and Samantha were distraught when they realised Nancy was not with them. Thankfully when they phoned the pub she was there safe and well.”
“The child was looked after by others and away from their parents for a very short period,” a Westminster Councilman also added. “This was clearly a case of a mix-up and no action was warranted.”
Cameron rushed back to the pub to retrieve his daughter who was fine. Unfortunately, the media had already gotten wind of the incident.
“Social services might well make a few inquiries, ring up the school and ask if there has been anything said about this child,” explained Hilton Dawson, head of the British Social Workers. “Are health visitors or anybody picking up issues about this family? Is it one indicator of some problem?”
While it’s a serious error, it does prove that everyone, including Prime Ministers, are liable to make parenting mistakes every now and then.