Naomi Biden is the primary presidential granddaughter to tie the knot on the official residence

Naomi Biden, the 28-year-old granddaughter of US President Joe Biden, married Peter Neal, her 25-year-old legislation scholar associate of 4 years, on Saturday on the White Home. It was solely the nineteenth White Home marriage ceremony within the nation’s historical past and the primary through which the bride was the granddaughter of the president.

Biden is the daughter of the president’s son Hunter together with his first spouse Kathleen Buhle. Neal’s household is from Jackson Gap, Wyoming. The couple met in New York Metropolis, launched to 1 one other by a mutual buddy, and Neal proposed final 12 months.

The 2 reside on the presidential residence, and each work within the Washington DC space. Naomi is a lawyer within the metropolis, whereas Peter works at Georgetown College Regulation Heart. The Biden household paid for all marriage ceremony actions, based on the White Home. 

The occasion was closed to the general public, and journalists particularly have been barred from the festivities. The White Home Correspondents’ Affiliation launched a press release claiming it was “deeply dissatisfied” its request to cowl the marriage had been declined.

White Home weddings have been lined by the press all through historical past and the primary household’s want for privateness have to be balanced in opposition to the general public’s curiosity in an occasion occurring on the Individuals’s Home with the president as a participant,” the group’s board mentioned in a press release.

White Home spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre defined that the no-media coverage was merely respecting the desires of the marrying couple, telling reporters on Friday that “it’s a household occasion and Naomi and Peter have requested that their marriage ceremony be closed to the media.”

The household deliberate to launch photographs and a press release for the general public afterward Saturday.

President Biden turns 80 years previous on Sunday, and members of the family in Washington for the marriage are anticipated to have a good time with him at a particular brunch occasion. It isn’t clear whether or not the press will probably be welcome there.

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