The daughter of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un once more appeared in front of the public, accompanied by missile experts, and was referred to as her father’s “most beloved” or “precious” kid.
She’s around ten years old, but her recent, provocative images are escalating the discussion about whether she’s being groomed to succeed.
Ju Ae, who is said to be Kim’s second child and is 9 or 10 years old, was first made public last weekend in state media images of her watching the North watch the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile the day before with her parents and other senior officials.
The daughter was pictured strolling behind Kim while donning a puffy white coat and red sneakers as they passed a massive missile put onto a launch vehicle and observed a soaring weapon.
She was referenced again on Sunday by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency, which said that she and Kim had taken a photo alongside scientists, government representatives, and other participants in what it claimed were the test launch of its Hwasong-17 ICBM.
On its Nov. 19 dispatch, KCNA referred to her as Kim’s “most beloved” or “precious” child, a more reverent term than her earlier description of “(Kim’s) adored” child.
Images from the state media showed the youngster gripping her father’s arm while the two posed for pictures.
The daughter was wearing a long, black coat.
She had a more mature appearance than when she was first revealed a week ago, taking after her mother, Ri Sol Ju, who was not featured in any of the pictures taken on Sunday.
In several pictures, the two were pictured in front of a row of uniformed soldiers, facing a sizable missile mounted on a launch truck.
Others displayed Kim’s daughter clapping, shaking hands with a soldier, or conversing with her father as spectators applauded in the background.