British Prime Minister David Cameron accidentally left his 8-year-old daughter in a pub after a Sunday lunch, his office confirmed on Monday.
Cameron and his family left the Plough, a pub in Cadsden, west of London, and returned to Chequers, the P.M.'s country retreat, before they realized Nancy, his daughter, was missing.
According to The Associated Press, Nancy "had gone to the bathroom while Cameron and the rest of the family piled into two cars to drive back to the house."
Cameron, who was traveling in one car with his bodyguards, assumed Nancy was in the other car with his wife, Samantha, and two other children. Samantha assumed Nancy was with David.
"The prime minister and Samantha were distraught when they realized Nancy wasn't with them," Cameron's Downing Street office said in a statement. "Thankfully when they phoned the pub she was there safe and well."
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Cameron's office said the incident occurred "a couple of months ago."
U.K. Communities Secretary Eric Pickles told the BBC that Nancy was missing for just 15 minutes. "It could happen to anybody," Pickles said. "It must be any family's nightmare."
As the AP duly notes, Sunday pub lunches "have long been traditional in Britain, with fare often including roast beef, potatoes, and salad along with red wine, beer or ale."