Is Kim Jong-un Expecting Another Child?

North Korean leader Kim Jong-uns wife Ri Sol-ju attends a sporting event last Tuesday wearing loose-fitting clothes (left) similar to a maternity dress she wore in October 2010 when she was pregnant. /Rodong Sinmun North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's wife Ri Sol-ju attends a sporting event last Tuesday wearing loose-fitting clothes (left) similar to a maternity dress she wore in October 2010 when she was pregnant. /Rodong Sinmun

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's wife Ri Sol-ju appears to be pregnant again.

Chung Sung-jang of the Sejong Institute said Friday that a photo on the front page of the Feb. 18 edition of the official Rodong Sinmun daily shows Ri has put on weight and is wearing loose-fitting clothes.

The outfit Ri is wearing is similar in color and design to a maternity dress she wore in October 2010.

Chung said Ri seems to be no more than three to five months into her pregnancy, if that is what it is.
 
She gave birth to a baby girl last year and the question now is whether she will produce a male heir to the North Korean throne.

englishnews@chosun.com / Feb. 24, 2014 08:58 KST