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Jill takes granddaughters Maisy and Finnegan to NATO’s spouses event

Spain’s Queen Letizia hosted Jill Biden and other spouses of NATO leaders on Wednesday for an outing in historic Segovia, Spain.

The first lady made it a family affair: Maisy and Finnegan Biden, two of Jill’s grandchildren, joined the spouses on their tour of the old medieval town.

Gauthier Destenay, the husband of Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, was also the world’s first openly gay prime minister. The spouses of leaders from Australia, Slovenia, Turkey, Belgium and other countries also took part.

The group enjoyed an outdoor city tour on a beautiful sunny morning in Spain.

Segovia is located northwest of Madrid, where this week’s NATO summit is taking place, in the Castile and León region of central Spain.

The old medieval town is famous for its medieval walls, Romanesque churches, Roman aqueduct and its medieval castle, which served as one of the templates for Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle.

The city center was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.

The spouses toured the gardens of the Royal Palace of la Granja de San Ildefonso. The gardens have a number of fountains with themes from mythology: the fountain of Apollo, the fountain of Neptune, the fountain of Andromeda, etc….

The fountains are bronze-colored, but painted the same way.

Queen Letizia will also lead the spouses on a tour of the Royal Glass Factory, where they will learn about blown glass engineering, and the Royal Tapestry Factory.

They have lunch in restaurant NuBel, which is known for its tapas and shrimp ceviche.

They will also visit the Reina Sofía Museum, according to Spanish media reports. It is home to Picasso’s Guernica, considered one of the most moving and powerful anti-war paintings in history.

Maisy Biden and Finnegan Biden (the two girls on the left) joined Jill Biden and Queen Letizia (center) during a husband's program linked to this week's NATO summit

Maisy Biden and Finnegan Biden (the two girls on the left) joined Jill Biden and Queen Letizia (center) during a husband’s program linked to this week’s NATO summit

Queen Letizia gave Jill Biden a hug as the first lady arrived in Segovia for the outing

Queen Letizia gave Jill Biden a hug as the first lady arrived in Segovia for the outing

The group of spouses toured the gardens of the Royal Palace of la Granja de San Ildefonso, where fountains are connected with mythological themes

The group of spouses toured the gardens of the Royal Palace of la Granja de San Ildefonso, where fountains are connected with mythological themes

The spouses walk with Queen Letizia in Segovia, an ancient city near Madrid

The spouses walk with Queen Letizia in Segovia, an ancient city near Madrid

Gauthier Destenay, the husband of Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, was the world's first openly gay prime minister;  he is greeted above by Queen Letizia

Gauthier Destenay, the husband of Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, was the world’s first openly gay prime minister; he is greeted above by Queen Letizia

Queen Letizia (second from left) leads Jill Biden (center) and other NATO spouses on a visit to the Royal Tapestry Factory

Queen Letizia (second from left) leads Jill Biden (center) and other NATO spouses on a visit to the Royal Tapestry Factory

Jill Biden returns to Washington DC on Wednesday afternoon, so she will miss dinner at the Prado Museum that evening. She will also miss an oil tasting to be held for the spouses on Thursday.

Maisy and Finnegan Biden have attended several first lady events surrounding the NATO summit.

On Tuesday, they joined Jill Biden and Queen Letizia to visit a refugee center in Ukraine in Madrid and meet Chef Jose Andres and his volunteers from World Central Kitchen.

The Queen gave Maisy and Finnegan Biden warm hugs and chatted with the girls during Tuesday’s tour.

Spanish Queen Letizia (2-L), Spanish First Lady Begona Gomez (L), First Lady Jill Biden (2-R) and South Korean First Lady Keon Hee Kim at the Royal Palace of San Idelfonso in Segovia

Spanish Queen Letizia (2-L), Spanish First Lady Begona Gomez (L), First Lady Jill Biden (2-R) and South Korean First Lady Keon Hee Kim at the Royal Palace of San Idelfonso in Segovia

The royal tapestry factory that the spouses toured is part of the royal site of San Idelfonso in Segovia

The royal tapestry factory that the spouses toured is part of the royal site of San Idelfonso in Segovia

Segovia is known for its medieval castle (above), which served as one of the templates for Walt Disney's Cinderella Castle

Segovia is known for its medieval castle (above), which served as one of the templates for Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle

The spouses will see Picasso's Guernica, which is considered one of the most moving and powerful anti-war paintings in history

The spouses will see Picasso’s Guernica, which is considered one of the most moving and powerful anti-war paintings in history

The Biden women are enjoying a bit of a girls trip – Maisy, 21, flew with the first lady to Spain and Finnegan, 22, already on the ground, met them at the airport. They enjoyed a glass of wine the evening of arrival and went shopping on Monday.

The trio defeated President Joe Biden by a few days at the NATO summit. He arrived on Tuesday afternoon.

Jill Biden, 71, and Queen Letizia, 49, visited several Ukrainian refugee families who had been taken in by Spain on Tuesday afternoon.

The two women sat down with the families to hear their stories and hugged many of the children. They posed for a selfie with a little boy. Maisy and Finnegan – the daughters of Hunter Biden and his first wife Kathleen – joined them on this day.

The first lady and queen also met Chef Jose Andres and volunteers at his World Center Kitchen. The Andres team has worked in Ukraine to aid humanitarian efforts and help feed refugees across Europe.

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