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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Obama signs Westminster Abbey's visitors' book with wrong year.

Taking in the same sights visited by a million people a year, the Obamas saw the Cosmati Pavement, the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor, Henry VII's Lady Chapel and Poets' Corner.

The President and Mrs Obama were escorted back to the Nave, where they were shown the US Congressional Medal and signed the Distinguished Visitors' Book.

But the president seemed to have made a gaffe during the occasion - signing Westminster Abbey's distinguished visitors' book with the wrong year.

Mr Obama dated his entry in the book May 24 2008, rather than the current year.

Apparently Mr Obama was heard to ask the dean what the day's date was - but managed to get the year wrong.

A Westminster Abbey spokeswoman confirmed it was the president who had written the wrong date. (Full story here)

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