North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended a lavish banquet at a military barracks on Tuesday, the latest indication that the girl is being groomed as his eventual successor in an authoritarian family regime that dates back decades.
The girl, believed to be Kim’s second child, Ju Ae, who is around 9 years old, was joined by her father and his wife, Ri Sol Ju, in the visit to the barracks and subsequent banquet to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Army (KPA), state media reported Wednesday.
On Wednesday night, the girl reappeared, this time alongside Kim as massive intercontinental ballistic missiles paraded through Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung square in a military parade.
The girl was photographed walking alongside Kim and her mother as they entered the banquet venue, while military officers applauded.
The girl was seated in the center of the main table, between Kim and her mother.