The daughter of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un made her first public appearance on Friday during an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test.
North Korean state media reported on Saturday that Kim watched the launch along with his wife, their “beloved daughter” and other officials.
The United States and other world leaders condemned North Korea’s ICBM test as a violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions.
The launch took place during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Thailand, attended by Vice President Harris.
A major newspaper in North Korea, Rodong Sinmun, has released photos of Kim watching the test with his daughter. Photos also showed the daughter with her hair combed back and wearing a white coat and red shoes as she walked past a large missile with the North Korean leader.
North Korean media had not previously reported the daughter’s existence and did not give her name or age.
South Korean media has reported that Kim got married in 2009 and has three children, who were born in 2010, 2013 and 2017.
Kim has not publicly announced a potential successor for when his reign comes to an end, and analysts said the daughter could be a possibility, especially if Kim continues to bring her to events like this.
Media reports widely speculated who could take over from Kim amid a disappearance from the public eye in 2020 as rumors about his health surfaced. Many indicated that Kim’s younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, would become the leader if he was unable to continue.
He eventually returned and continued his 10-year reign that began after the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, in 2011.
The UK Time News contributed to this report.