In a welcoming speech, Bush, wearing a dark blue suit and red tie, committed a small gaffe when he started to give the wrong century for the queen's visit to the United States to commemorate the U.S. bicentennial.
"The American people are proud to welcome Your Majesty back to the United States, a nation you've come to know very well," Bush said. "After all, you've dined with 10 U.S. presidents. You helped our nation celebrate its bicentennial in 17 -- in 1976."
As the audience laughed, Bush paused and glanced at the queen, then ad-libbed, "She gave me a look that only a mother could give a child."
Just another day in the life of the boy king...