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Obama flubs in guest book, dates visit "2008"

A message from US President Barack Obama and his wife, first lady Michelle Obama, apparently signed by the President with the wrong date of 2008 in the distinguished visitors' book during a tour of Westminster Abbey, in central London, as part of his state visit to the United Kingdom, Tuesday May 24, 2011.
Pool,AP Photo/John Stillwell
Barack Obama, signature
Pool,AP Photo/John Stillwell

President Obama slipped up when he signed the guest book at Westminster Abbey in London today.

Perhaps reminiscing over more exciting times for him, the president mistakenly wrote the date as "24 May 2008."

Above the date, Mr. Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wrote, "It is a great privilege to commemorate our common heritage, and common sacrifice."

A Westminster Abbey spokesperson confirmed it was indeed Mr. Obama who wrote the wrong date, the Telegraph reports.

The president and first lady received a tour of Westminster Abbey this afternoon from the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr. John Hall. Mr. Obama is currently on the second day of a six-day tour of Europe.