Jill Biden brings granddaughters to Spain and meets with Queen Letizia


‘We stayed up and had a glass of wine’: Jill Biden brings granddaughters to Spain as she arrives ahead of Joe for NATO meeting and joins Queen Letizia for tour of cancer center

  • Jill Biden arrived in Spain ahead of President Biden for NATO meeting
  • She brought two of her granddaughters with her; Finnegan Biden was seen getting off the first lady’s plane
  • Jill Biden met with Spanish Queen Letizia 
  • ‘I brought my two granddaughters,’ the first lady told the Queen when they sat down at Palacio de la Zarzuela. ‘We stayed up and had a glass of wine’
  • The two women toured a cancer research center
  • President Biden will arrive in Madrid on Tuesday 

Jill Biden arrived ahead of President Joe Biden in Spain for the NATO meeting and kicked off her trip with a visit with Spanish Queen Letizia.

And she didn’t travel to Madrid solo. 

‘I brought my two granddaughters,’ the first lady told the Queen when they sat down at  Palacio de la Zarzuela. ‘We stayed up and had a glass of wine.’

She didn’t specify which two granddaughters joined her on the trip. Finnegan Biden was seen getting off the plane with the first lady.

The girls were not with her at Monday’s events. Jill Biden told Letizia they were at the U.S. embassy. 

The two women hugged upon meeting, greeting each other warmly. 

Jill Biden wore a red skirt suit with gold buttons on the jacket. Letizia wore a black-and-white polka-dotted dress. 

Jill Biden and Spanish Queen Letizia visited the headquarters of the Spanish Cancer Society AECC in Madrid

Jill Biden and Spanish Queen Letizia visited the headquarters of the Spanish Cancer Society AECC in Madrid

The two women wore masks as they toured the center and met with researchers

The two women wore masks as they toured the center and met with researchers

Jill Biden and Queen Letizia greeted each other warmly, exchanging hugs

Jill Biden and Queen Letizia greeted each other warmly, exchanging hugs

Jill Biden and granddaughter Finnegan Biden arriving in Spain on Sunday night

Jill Biden and granddaughter Finnegan Biden arriving in Spain on Sunday night

Jill Biden told Queen Letizia she brought two of her granddaughters to Spain with her and they stayed up and had a glass of wine

Jill Biden told Queen Letizia she brought two of her granddaughters to Spain with her and they stayed up and had a glass of wine

Jill Biden wore a red skirt suit with gold buttons on the jacket; Queen Letizia wore a black-and-white polka-dotted dress

Jill Biden wore a red skirt suit with gold buttons on the jacket; Queen Letizia wore a black-and-white polka-dotted dress

She and Letizia also visited the Spanish Association Against Cancer. The first lady has been heavily involved in the fight against cancer since the Bidens’ son Beau died of brain cancer in 2015. 

Both women wore face masks as they met with researchers and toured the center.

Jill Biden arrived in Spain on Sunday night and will be in the country through Wednesday. 

She beat President Biden, who doesn’t arrive until Tuesday afternoon. The president is at the G7 conference in Germany.

Jill Biden skipped that portion of the trip, missing a hike the spouses – including Carrie Johnson of the United Kingdom and Brigitte Macron of France – took around Lake Ferchensee.

On Tuesday, she and Queen Letizia will visit a Ukrainian refugee center. 

They will then join their husbands, President Biden and King Felipe VI, at an official dinner that evening.

Queen Letizia of Spain (R) and first Lady Jill Baiden (L) visit the Cancer Association

Queen Letizia of Spain (R) and first Lady Jill Baiden (L) visit the Cancer Association 

Jill Biden arrived in Spain on Sunday night ahead of President Biden who will arrive on Tuesday

Jill Biden arrived in Spain on Sunday night ahead of President Biden who will arrive on Tuesday

Jill Biden skipped the G7 portion of the trip and missed a hike the spouses took around  Lake Ferchensee; from left: Christian Neureuther, former professional skier, Carrie Johnson, wife of Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Miriam Neureuther, former professional biathlete and cross-country skier, French first lady Brigitte Macron, Britta Ernst, wife of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and Amelie Derbaudrenghien, partner of European Council President Charles Michel

Jill Biden skipped the G7 portion of the trip and missed a hike the spouses took around  Lake Ferchensee; from left: Christian Neureuther, former professional skier, Carrie Johnson, wife of Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Miriam Neureuther, former professional biathlete and cross-country skier, French first lady Brigitte Macron, Britta Ernst, wife of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and Amelie Derbaudrenghien, partner of European Council President Charles Michel

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