Queen Letizia and Jill Biden, with their granddaughters, visit a Ukrainian refugee center in Madrid


The 32nd NATO summit has placed Madrid at the epicenter of world politics until June 30. A meeting of heads of state and government that has scheduled meetings and activities that will take over the capital and nearby cities such as Segovia. Within the framework of this event, Queen Letizia will host some of the scheduled visits, accompanying the spouses who have traveled with world leaders in some commitments. Before this meeting of enormous geopolitical relevance begins, the Queen has met with Jill Biden, who arrived in Madrid days before her husband (The president of the United States lands today, June 28, in the capital), in some appointments of human depth. For the second consecutive day, the two have met to tour the facilities of the care, reception and referral center for Ukrainian refugees, a place that the King and Queen already visited last April with their daughters, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía. . The Princess of Asturias was then on her Easter holidays and accompanied her parents and sister to this building, located in Pozuelo de Alarcón, to learn first-hand about the complicated situation in which those displaced by the war in Ukraine find themselves.

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The American first lady greeted the Queen very affectionately upon her arrival at the venue and later he has introduced his granddaughters, Maisy, 20, and Finnegan, 22, who have gone with her on this occasion (the two have waited apart for their grandmother and the Queen to pose alone and have walked behind them). Jill Biden has toured the facilities with Doña Letizia, who was wearing a comfortable and summery white pantsuit, talking with the people who are housed in this agency dependent on the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration. They have thus learned of the difficulties faced by the victims of the war being waged in Eastern Europe, which has caused millions of displaced persons and deaths. In addition, in the patio of the enclosure they have visited the caravan of the World Central Kitchen initiative, by chef José Andrés, who is in charge of providing food to Ukrainian refugees in the country. The chef, a benchmark in the United States and who has visited the White House so many times (and has been recognized for his work), did not hesitate to make a selfie with the Queen and Jill Biden, and her entire team, of course.

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Last May, Joe Biden’s wife was in Ukraine (on the border with Slovakia) with Olena Zelenska, wife of Ukrainian President Volodímir Zelenski, to whom she conveyed that the Americans will always support the Ukrainians who suffer in this terrible conflict.

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It is the second activity that Doña Letizia has carried out together with the American first lady since her arrival in Spain, since on Monday, June 27, they already visited the headquarters of the Spanish Association Against Cancer together. Doña Letizia, permanent honorary president of the entity and its scientific foundation, conveyed the work and efforts that the AECC has been carrying out for 68 years showing the reality of the disease, detecting areas for improvement and launching a process of social transformation that allows correcting them to obtain a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to cancer.

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The American first lady, who landed in Madrid on Sunday with two of her granddaughters, Maisy and Finnegan (two of the three daughters of Hunter Biden and his ex-wife, Kathleen), He has taken advantage of the free time that his commitments have left him to learn a little more about the streets (and commercial offer) of the capital. With the two young women, she toured some of the well-known stores on Madrid’s so-called Golden Mile, which brings together prestigious firms such as Prada, Dior, Gucci and Chanel, among others. An important security device ensured their tranquility on this afternoon of shopping, in which they aroused quite a lot of expectation among the curious who came across them.

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Cultural activities parallel to the summit

While Don Felipe maintains a busy schedule of audiences and meetings with various Heads of State who have traveled to Madrid for the NATO summit, Doña Letizia will be the illustrious guide in the program for accompanying persons, which includes cultural visits to the capital and surroundings. After the dinner that the King and Queen offer in honor of the visiting delegations, which will take place on June 28 at the Royal Palace, the summit meetings will begin at IFEMA, which will last on the 29th and 30th. The partners of the attendees will participate in a parallel program that will take them to places like the Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso and the La Granja Glass Factory, both in Segovia, as well as the Reina Sofía Museum. Queen Letizia will accompany them in both. On Thursday, the last day of this historic meeting, the King will receive the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, while the Queen will be the exceptional guide for the First Ladies and First Gentlemen on a visit to the Royal Theater.

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Jill Biden goes shopping with her granddaughters on Madrid’s Golden Mile

The leaders of the member countries of the Atlantic Alliance, some 40 heads of state and government, meet with another thirty allied countries, four invited countries from Asia Pacific, four other member countries of the European Union but not of the Alliance, as well as as with the heads of the European Commission and the European Council. This meeting, for which an important and strict security deployment has been prepared in the Spanish capital, coincides with the 40th anniversary of Spain’s accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.




Source-mx.hola.com