A new photo of North Korea’s first lady has prompted experts to speculate that Ri Sol-ju has recently given birth, according to Yonhap News.
The photo shows Ri accompanying North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the governing family mausoleum where the embalmed body of late leader Kim Jong-il is laid. Feb. 16 was the anniversary of the birth of the late leader, who died from heart problems in December, 2011. Ri appeared in a tight dark skirt suit, designed to emphasize her slim waist, and short curly hair.
“We assume (she) may have given birth,” a government source said in the first-ever confirmation by a government official that Ri may have given birth.
One source told the Chosun Ilbo that North Korean authorities may have induced labor by the end of 2012 in order to coincide with the 1912 birth of deceased founder Kim Il-sung.