Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has shared the first photo of her twins.
The accompanying photograph received 700,000 likes within 30 minutes of being posted and it is a homage to her pregnancy announcement photo which features the singer in pink floral dress sleeves and a long blue veil, in front of a wall of roses.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z were reported to have registered the names of their twins in the US to trademark “Rumi Carter” and “Sir Carter” – as they did regarding their five-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy who was born in 2012.
The trademarks are for cosmetics, baby accessories, key chains, mugs, water bottles, hair ribbons, playing cards, tote bags, sports balls, and novelty items.
The Instagram post is the first official announcement from the couple since their twins’ birth, although on 19 June Beyoncé’s father, Mathew Knowles, posted a birthday message to the twins.