Ri Sol-ju

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Ri Sol-ju
리설주
Ri Sol-ju (April 27, 2018).png
First Lady of North Korea
Assumed office
April 19, 2018
LeaderKim Jong-un
Preceded byKim Song Ae
Personal details
Born1985–89 (age 29–34)
North Korea
Spouse(s)
Kim Jong-un (m. 2009)
RelationsKim Il-sung (grandfather in-law)
Kim Jong-il (father in-law)

Kim Yo-jong (sister in-law)
Kim Jong-nam (brother in-law)
ChildrenKim Ju-ae, possibly two others
Alma materKim Il-sung University
Korean name
Chosŏn'gŭl
Hancha
Revised RomanizationRi Seol-ju
McCune–ReischauerRi Sŏlju

Ri Sol-ju or Lee Seol-ju (Chosŏn'gŭl: 리설주;[2] born c. 1985–89)[3] is a North Korean singer and the wife of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.[4] In April 2018, her title was elevated in state media from merely "comrade" to "respected first lady", considered a significant honor and the first time the title has been used since 1974.

Ri possibly gave birth to a child in 2010, possibly a son.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "观看牡丹峰乐团新作音乐会". 내나라. 2014-09-04. Retrieved 2014-09-04.
  2. "北김정은 옆 그녀들, 전부다 부인 '리설주'?". 머니투데이. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
  3. "(LEAD) N. Korean leader's wife visited S. Korea in 2005: spy agency". Yonhap News. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  4. Choe, Sang-hun (26 July 2012). "That Mystery Woman in North Korea? Turns Out She's First Lady". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  5. O'Connor, Tom (2017-12-30). "Who are Kim Jong Un's children and does North Korea have an heir?". Newsweek. Retrieved 2018-02-10.