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Biden’s granddaughters Maisy and Finnegan fill in for Jill at lavish NATO dinner

President Joe Biden brought granddaughters Maisy and Finnegan to an official NATO dinner at the famous Prado Museum on Wednesday night, where they met Spanish President Pedro Sánchez and his wife Begona Gomez.

Maisy, 21, and Finnegan Biden, 22, filled in for first lady Jill Biden, who returned to Washington D.C. on Wednesday afternoon. They are the daughters of Hunter Biden and his first wife Kathleen.

President Biden was in a joval mood. He put his arm around Begona Gomez, a stunning brunette wearing a one shoulder red dress. Biden held her hand and stayed close while he introduced his granddaughters. Gomez smiled and laughed with the president as the two chatted.

Maisy, who wore a white suit jacket and skirt, stayed close to President Biden, who the grandkids refer to as PopPop, holding his hand when he introduced her to the Spanish president.

Finnegan, in a blue dress with a floral pattern, held President Biden’s hand as they walked through the art large gallery, stopping to view masterpieces like Velázquez’s Las Meninas (The Ladies-in-waiting).

Ahead of the dinner, the Bidens joined other NATO leaders and their spouses in listening to orchesteral performance. 

Biden then introduced the girls to EU President Ursula von der Leyen, who Biden slung an arm around while he made small talk. 

And he introduced them to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who earlier in the day he has praised as ‘doing a great job.’  

Biden also hugged Chef Jose Andres, who was in attendance at the dinner.

President Joe Biden brought granddaughters Finnegan (left) and Maisy (in white holding his hand) to a formal NATO dinner at the Prado Museum where he introduced them to Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (right) and his wife Begona Gomez

President Biden was in a jovial mood, putting his arm around Spanish first lady Begona Gomez

President Biden was in a jovial mood, putting his arm around Spanish first lady Begona Gomez

Begona Gomez smiled and laughed with the president as the two chatted

Begona Gomez smiled and laughed with the president as the two chatted

Maisy and Finnegan Biden (left to right) with President Biden; earlier in the week they had been accompaning first lady Jill Biden, who returned to Washington D.C. ahead of Wednesday night's dinner

Maisy and Finnegan Biden (left to right) with President Biden; earlier in the week they had been accompaning first lady Jill Biden, who returned to Washington D.C. ahead of Wednesday night’s dinner

President Joe Biden shows his cell phone to New Zeland's Prime Minister Jacinda Arderna (center) before the dinner

President Joe Biden shows his cell phone to New Zeland’s Prime Minister Jacinda Arderna (center) before the dinner

Maisy and Finnegan met Andres earlier in this week, when they accompanied Jill Biden and Spanish Queen Letizia to a refugee center for Ukranians. Andres’ group, World Central Kitchen, is feeding the volunteers. 

The two Biden granddaughters were accompanying Jill Biden early on this week. Maisy flew to Spain with her and Finnegan, who was already in the country, met them on the ground when the first lady arrived Sunday evening.

The Biden women enjoyed a bit of a girls’ trip. They enjoyed a glass of wine on Sunday, the night of their arrival and then went shopping on Monday. 

On Tuesday they met Spanish Queen Letizia, who gave them hugs. They joined Jill and Letizia on their tour of the refugee center. 

The girls spent Wednesday morning with Jill Biden at her last event – an outing for NATO spouses in  historic Segovia, Spain.

The Biden girls, their grandma and the spouses in their tour of the ancient medieval city.

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

The ancient 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 of World Heritage by UNESCO in 1985. 

The group toured the gardens of 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, ect….

They also toured the Royal Glass Factory and the Royal Tapestry Factory. 

Jill Biden, wearing a floral Oscar de al Renta dress and carrying a Squeeze De Citron’s Leche Lemon Drop Citron™ Bag ($78), paused to admire the beautiful woven wall hangings. 

The spouses had lunch at the NuBel restaurant, which is known for its tapas and shrimp ceviche. 

They also visted the Reina Sofía Museum. It is home to Picasso’s Guernica, which is considered one most moving and powerful anti-war painting in history.

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

Jill Biden, with Maisy Biden in the green dress behind her, tours a glass factory with Spanish First Lady Begona Gomez

Jill Biden, with Maisy Biden in the green dress behind her, tours a glass factory with Spanish First Lady Begona Gomez

The spouses walk with Queen Letizia in Segovia, an ancient town near Madrid; Maisy and Finnegan can be seen in the back right corner, walkng behind the spouses - Maisy wears a green dress and Finnegan has black jacket over a white dress

The spouses walk with Queen Letizia in Segovia, an ancient town near Madrid; Maisy and Finnegan can be seen in the back right corner, walkng behind the spouses – Maisy wears a green dress and Finnegan has black jacket over a white dress

Spanish Queen Letizia (L) greets Finnegan and Maisy Biden (2-R), granddaughters of First Lady Jill Biden (R) prior their visit to a reception centre for Ukrainian refugees on Tuesday

Spanish Queen Letizia (L) greets Finnegan and Maisy Biden (2-R), granddaughters of First Lady Jill Biden (R) prior their visit to a reception centre for Ukrainian refugees on Tuesday

Queen Letizia hugs Finnegan Biden

Queen Letizia hugs Maisy Biden

Biden’s granddaughters – Finnegan (left) and Maisy (right) were introduced to Spanish royalty  – getting hugs from Queen Letizia; Finnegan and Maisy are the daughters of Hunter Biden and his first wife Kathleen

Jill Biden took granddaughters Finnegan and Maisy out shopping in Madrid on Monday

Jill Biden took granddaughters Finnegan and Maisy out shopping in Madrid on Monday 

Finnegan Biden

Maisy Biden

Finnegan Biden (left) and Maisy Biden (right) with their shopping bags

Jill, Maisy and Finnegan beat President Joe Biden to the NATO summit by a couple of days. He arrived Tuesday afternoon.

On Monday, Jill Biden was welcomed to the Palacio de la Zarzuela by Queen Letizia, before the pair went on a tour of the headquarters of the Spanish Association Against Cancer.

The first lady is an staunch advocate for research into a cancer cure, after she lost her adult son, Beau, to brain cancer in 2015. Several of her girlfriends also succumbed to breast cancer.

‘I brought my two granddaughters,’ the first lady told Letizia as they chatted at the palace on Monday. ‘We stayed up and, you know, had a glass of wine.’

Maisy and Finnegan did not join Jill Biden at the palace  as they were at the U.S. Embassy visiting with Ambassador Julissa Reynoso. Reynoso is Jill Biden’s former chief of staff.

They joined her shopping in Madrid on Monday afternoon. 


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