The partners of Nato leaders join Queen Letizia (centre) in front of Picasso's iconic Guernica on Wednesday this week. / EFE

First ladies and gentlemen get treated to culture during Nato summit in Madrid

Spain's Queen Letizia hosted a trip to a historic palace in Segovia, where they visited the royal glassworks


As at any showpiece summit, wives, husbands and partners of the rulers of the Nato countries had a separate, lighter agenda to show off the best of Spain.

On Wednesday, Queen Letizia hosted a trip to the La Granja historic palace near Segovia, including a visit to the royal glassworks.

Back in Madrid, the group posed by Picasso's famous Guernica at the Reina Sofia gallery.

US First Lady Jill Biden had flown in a day early and had also visited a cancer charity and Ukrainian refugee centre with the queen.