In this Wednesday, July 25, 2012 photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service Thursday, July 26, 2012, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, accompanied by his wife Ri Sol Ju, right, waves to the crowd as they inspect the Rungna People's Pleasure Ground in Pyongyang. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service) JAPAN OUT UNTIL 14 DAYS AFTER THE DAY OF TRANSMISSION

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Speculation is growing that the wife of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un has had a baby, continuing the dynasty into a fourth generation.

Photographs on North Korean TV show Ri Sol-Ju in a neatly-fitting skirt suit in contrast to loose clothing she was seen wearing in mid-December which suggested she was pregnant.

Adding to the conjecture that Ri, who is thought to be aged between 25 and 28, has given birth is her slimmed-down appearance at an official event, which included an all-woman band singing the Johnny Mathis Christmas favourite When a Child is Born.

Kim Jong-Un, who is believed to be 29, became leader of the secretive Stalinist state following the death of his father, Kim Jong-Il, who had succeeded his own father, “Great Leader” Kim Il-Sung. - Daily Mail