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Has Kim Jong-Un's daughter been chosen to succeed him?

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has made five public appearances with his daughter, prompting speculation that she will succeed her father.

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- Has Kim Jong-Un's 10-year-old daughter been chosen to succeed him? North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has made five public appearances with his daughter in the last three months prompting speculation that she may have been chosen as his potential successor. Kim's alleged daughter, Kim Ju-ae, is believed to have been born in 2013 and despite being his second child, Ju-ae is the only one of his three children to be revealed to the public. Prior to their most recent public outing, North Korean state media reported that Ju-ae would now be known as respected daughter, which is a major political upgrade from her previous titles beloved and precious with Kim Jong-Un being the only other recipient of the respected honorific.

The Kim dynasty has been in power since Kim Il-sung was installed by the Soviet Army in 1945. After his death in 1994, Kim Jong-Il took over until 2011 when his son, Kim Jong-Un, succeeded him. Now as Ju-ae is seen parading around the highest North Korean military events, examining her father's missiles and sitting at banquets in the seat reserved for her father, it seems more and more likely that she is getting primed for the North Korean leadership.