Jay-Z took some time out of his UK trip to visit the actual Magna Carta.

The rapper visited Salisbury Cathedral at the weekend to take a look at the 1215 Magna Carta and met with the Dean of Salisbury, The Very Reverend June Osborne for an hour, who according to NME said the following about the visit:

"Jay-Z kept the visit quiet because he didn’t want it to become a big publicity stunt. He travelled down from London in a small group in his classic Aston Martin. Jay was genuinely touched to see his album near to the real-life Magna Carta in the chapter house. He took the occasion seriously and felt honoured to be there. He chatted to the Dean and posed for a few pictures with fans when they asked."

Osborne also said they discussed "the work we seek to do here to further the cause of social justice."

Magna Carta Holy Grail is currently number 1 in the UK and US album charts.