Kim Sol-song (Korean: 김설송, born 30 December 1974), is the
daughter of North Korea's former leader
Kim Jong-il and Kim
Young-sook. She has reportedly been active within the propaganda
department, been in charge of literary affairs, and in charge of the
security and schedule of her father as his secretary.
"Seol-song" literally means "snow pine", and the name was reportedly
given by her grandfather, Kim Il-sung.
Reportedly, she was a favourite of her father. She attended the same
school as her father, graduated from
Kim Il-sung University's
Economics Department and was assigned to the propaganda department of
the Workers' Party Central Committee. She is also reported to have
been in charge of literary affairs: according to reports, all the
signatures on works of literature coming into the department were
signed by her.
According to a North Korean defector, who used to be a high-ranking
official in Pyongyang, Seol-song was in charge of the security and
schedule for Kim Jong-Il since the late 1990s. In this capacity, she
accompanied her father during trips to
North Korean Army
North Korean Army units and
local villages. During these trips, she has been observed wearing the
uniform of a lieutenant colonel of the North Korean People's Army.
Seol-song was described by a North Korean defector as "intelligent"
and "beautiful"; Seol-song had hair down to her waist and is 1.65
metres (5 ft 5 in) tall (considered tall for a woman).
According to a Korean intelligence official, Seol-song was a student
in Paris, in the autumn of 2005.
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^ "North Korea's secretive 'first family'". BBC News. 2013-12-13.
Select[α] family tree of North Korea's ruling[β] Kim
^ To keep the tree of manageable size, it omits some members, e. g.,
brothers and sisters of Kim Jong-il.
^ Names of Supreme Leaders of the DPRK (and the name of the article
being viewed, if any) are in bold font.
^ Korean names often have a variety of transliterations into English,
which can be confusing. For example, "Kim Jong-chul" may also be
written "Gim Jeong-cheol" or "Kim Jŏng-ch'ŏl" among many other
Korean romanization for more information.
^ Huss, Kan; Frost, Clay. "North Korea's First Family: Mapping the
personal and political drama of the Kim clan". msnbc.com. Retrieved 20
January 2013. (Confirms many, but not all, of the birth and
death years. See individual articles for more references.)
^ Yan, Holly (16 February 2017). "The world's most mysterious family
tree: Kim Jong Un's secretive dynasty is full of drama, death". Design
by Alberto Mier. CNN. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
^ a b c Official biographies of
Kim Jong-suk and
Kim Jong-il give
birth years of 1917 and 1942, respectively.
Kim Ju-ae may have been
born in late 2012 or early 2013.
Kim dynasty of North Korea
Kim Il-sung (1912–1994)
Kim Jong-il (1941–2011)
Kim Jong-un (1984–)
Kim Hyong-jik (Kim Il-sung's father)
Kang Pan-sok (Kim Il-sung's mother)
Kim Jong-suk (Kim Il-sung's first wife, Jong-il's mother)
Kim Yong-ju (Kim Il-sung's brother)
Kim Song-ae (Kim Il-sung's second wife)
Hong Il-chon (Kim Jong-il's first wife, divorced)
Song Hye-rim (Kim Jong-il's first mistress)
Kim Man-il (Kim Jong-il's brother)
Jang Song-thaek (Kim Jong-il's brother-in-law)
Kim Kyong-hui (Kim Jong-il's sister)
Kim Young-sook (Kim Jong-il's wife)
Ko Yong-hui (Kim Jong-il's second mistress, Jong-un's mother)
Kim Pyong-il (Kim Jong-il's half-brother)
Kim Ok (Kim Jong-il's third mistress)
Kim Yo-jong (Kim Jong-un's sister)
Kim Jong-chul (Kim Jong-un's brother)
Kim Sul-song (Kim Jong-un's half-sister)
Kim Jong-nam (Kim Jong-un's half-brother)
Ri Sol-ju (Kim Jong-un's wife)
Kim Ju-ae (Kim Jong-un's daughter)
Kim Han-sol (K