Press barred from Naomi Biden’s White House wedding

Although Hunter Biden has often made headlines for his well-publicized drug use and alleged ties to foreign governments, his daughter was recently in the news for a more positive reason.

On Saturday, Naomi Biden married fiancé Peter Neal on the White House South Lawn. Yet while her famous grandfather was present, media members were blocked from attending.

Private ceremony

According to the Daily Caller, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre spoke about why journalists had been excluded during a press conference.

“Naomi and Peter have asked that their wedding be closed to the media, and we are respecting their wishes,” Jean-Pierre told reporters last week.

“This is something that the couple has decided,” the White House press secretary went on before adding that pictures would be made available to the public.

The Daily Caller noted that for their part, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden put out a joint statement celebrating their granddaughter’s marriage.

“It has been a joy to watch Naomi grow, discover who she is, and carve out such an incredible life for herself,” the statement read.

Less than 20 weddings

“Now, we are filled with pride to see her choose Peter as her husband and we’re honored to welcome him to our family,” they declared. “We wish them days full of laughter and a love that grows deeper with every passing year.”

Meanwhile, Time magazine reported last Friday that Biden’s wedding is the 19th such service to take place in White the House’s 222 years of existence.

What’s more, White House Historical Association president Stewart McLaurin told the publication that he is not aware of any family wedding that has taken place on the South Lawn. He also noted that Biden is the first presidential granddaughter to take her vows at the White House.