- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 23, 2022

President Biden and first lady Jill Biden have had a full house over the past few months.

Naomi Biden, the recently married daughter of Hunter Biden, has been living in the White House for months along with her now-husband, Peter Neal, and their Australian shepherd, Charlie.

Details of the couple’s living arrangement were confirmed in a Vogue digital cover story published Tuesday, offering a rare glimpse into their White House wedding over the weekend.

The 28-year-old lawyer told the magazine that the two asked to live with the president and first lady “for a few months while wedding planning” after their lease ran out on their previous D.C. digs.

“I try to remind myself it’s the White House, but it also gets normalized over time,” she said.

The two were married in a private ceremony on the South Lawn over the weekend.

With the exception of Vogue, the press was not allowed to attend the exclusive nuptials at “The People’s House.”

The White House press corps lashed out at the administration over its decision to bar journalists from the wedding.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told flummoxed reporters that the decision was at the bride’s request.

Naomi and Peter [Neal] have asked that their wedding be closed to the media and we are respecting their wishes,” she said. “This is their wish and we should be thrilled and happy for them in making this really important step in their lives.”

The Vogue spread caused further outrage among some envious White House reporters who say they were misled when waved off the event by Ms. Jean-Pierre.

“I spent four years covering the Trump WH and two years covering the Biden WH,” Washington Post reporter Ashley Parker wrote in another post. “What’s fascinating is that they both lie, albeit in v different ways. Trump team was shameless, whereas Biden team is too cute by half.”

She later clarified: “TO BE CLEAR: Not all lies are created equal and the magnitude, frequency and audacity is certainly different.”

The White House attempted to cool tensions by telling Fox News that the Vogue photo shoot took place on the Thursday before the wedding, not during the event on Saturday.

The report accompanying the photos, however, includes key details from the wedding itself.

“In a high-neck, long-sleeved Chantilly lace Ralph Lauren dress and carrying a bouquet of sweet peas and lily of the valley, Naomi was accompanied down the aisle by her parents, Hunter Biden and Kathleen Buhle, to a string quartet playing Verve’s ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony,’” the exclusive reportage reads in part, though it is unclear if the details were gleaned from a first-hand account.

The Nov. 19 ceremony was the 19th wedding to take place at the White House.

• Joseph Clark can be reached at jclark@washingtontimes.com.

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