London, July 6: British Prime Minister David Cameron, who accidentally left his eight-year-old Nancy behind after a day at the Plough Inn in Cadsden, made light about the incident saying that his daughter Nancy wants to be an Olympian so that she can run after the family car next time he leaves her in the pub.
The Prime Minister today joked about the incident two months ago, telling an audience at Loughborough University: “My daughter said yesterday “Dad, when I grow up I want to be an Olympian”, the Daily Mail reported.
“I don’t know what sport she’s choosing – presumably if I leave her in the pub again the 100m to catch up with the car before it heads off into the distance,” he said.
The Camerons were with their other children Arthur, six, and 22-month-old Florence, and two other families when Nancy wandered off to the toilets as the group was leaving the Plough Inn in Cadsden, Buckinghamshire.
The Prime Minister was driven back to Chequers, which is two miles from the pub, with protection officers in one car, while Mrs Cameron drove their other children in another.
Once her absence was noticed when the Camerons got home they phoned the pub and Nancy was found safe and well.
When Mr Cameron arrived back at the pub he found his daughter happily helping the pub staff. It is understood she had been left by herself for 15 minutes.
The Prime Minister made the joke during a speech about the legacy of the London Games to an audience at the university, where the preparation camp for Team GB is housed. (ANI)