The Queen Letizia and some of the consorts of the leaders invited to the NATO summit They visited the Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso this Wednesday. The delegation has been formed by 14 companions of foreign leaders, plus that of the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg.
The group, also accompanied by the wife of the Prime Minister, Begoña Gómez, has traveled by AVE from Madrid to Segovia and has arrived by bus at La Granja, where His Majesty was waiting at the Door of the Walnut Staircase. From there, she has gone to the Victoria Room for a brief tour of the palace following the explanations of the guide. For her part, the first lady of the United States, Jill Biden, has traveled to the enclave in her private vehicle for security reasons.
Later, the queen and the guests have started a visit to the gardens that has included the Fountain of the Eight Streetsa group photograph in Los Baños de Diana, and the Fuente de las Ranas, from which they have seen the three phases of the hydraulic system.
Once in the palace, they have visited the tapestry exhibition and, finally, they have had coffee in the King’s Bedroom. The stay at the Royal Site of La Granja de San Ildefonso has been completed at the Royal Glass Factory, where they have witnessed an exhibition of blown glass.
Two men and 12 women
Two men have been part of the group, Gauthier Destenay, married to the Prime Minister of LuxembourgXavier Bettel, and the husband of the president of Slovakia, Zuzana Caputova.
The presence of Brigitte Macron, the wife of the President of France, who was at the welcome dinner last night, was expected, but in the end she has not joined the visit to La Granja. However, she did appear later at the Reina Sofía National Art Museum, where a lunch offered by Paradores will take place.
After starring in three acts with the queen in the last two days, the presence of the American first lady, Jill Biden, has stood out. With her have been Emine Erdogan, the wife of the president of TurkeyRecep Tayyip Erdogan, and the partners of the leaders of Albania, Belgium, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, South Korea, Cyprus, Malta, and Australia.
The last activity will be this Thursday, with a visit to the Teatro Real, where they will participate in an oil tasting and a talk about the Mediterranean diet, as well as visiting the Madrid Coliseum and attending an opera rehearsal.