POLITICS
03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bush To Queen: "You Helped Our Nation Celebrate Its Bicentennial In 17...1976"

In a slip of the tongue, President Bush brought roars of laughter to a White House welcoming ceremony Monday for Queen Elizabeth II.

The president stumbled on a line in his speech, saying that the queen had dined with 10 U.S. presidents and had helped the United States "celebrate its bicentennial in 17 ... ." Bush caught himself and corrected the date to 1976. He paused as if to see if the queen had taken offense.

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Watch the CNN video and see the transcript below:

President Bush: "You helped our nation celebrate its Bicentennial in 17...1976..."

(Pause and laughter)

Queen Elizabeth: (Inaudible)

President Bush: "She gave me a look that only a mother could give a child."

(Laughter)