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Biden’s granddaughter is getting married at the White House — RT World News

Naomi Biden is the first presidential granddaughter to marry at the official residence

Naomi Biden, the 28-year-old granddaughter of US President Joe Biden, married Peter Neal, her 25-year-old law student partner of four years, on Saturday at the White House. It was only the 19th White House wedding in the nation’s history and the first in which the bride was the president’s granddaughter.

Biden is the daughter of President Hunter’s son with his first wife Kathleen Buhle. Neal’s family is originally from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The pair met in New York, introduced to each other by a mutual friend, and Neal proposed last year.

Both live at the presidential residence and both work in the Washington DC area. Naomi is a lawyer in town, while Peter works at the Georgetown University Law Center. The Biden family paid for all wedding activities, according to the White House.

The event was closed to the public, and journalists in particular were excluded from the festivities. The White House Correspondents Association released a statement saying he was “deeply disappointed“His request to cover the wedding had been declined.

White House weddings have been covered in the press throughout history and the first family’s desire for confidentiality must be weighed against the public’s interest in an event taking place at the People’s House with the president as a participant.“, the organization’s board of directors said in a statement.

White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre explained that the no-media policy only respected the married couple’s wishes, telling reporters on Friday that “it’s a family event and Naomi and Peter have requested that their wedding be closed to the media.”

The family planned to release photos and a statement for the public later Saturday.

President Biden turns 80 on Sunday and his family members in Washington for the wedding are expected to celebrate with him at a special brunch. It is not clear whether the press will be welcome there.

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