Three days after giving birth to their "beautiful daughter", Beyonce and Jay-Z have taken their newborn home from New York City's Lenox Hill Hospital, the medical centre has confirmed.
According to the New York Daily News, the couple left under cover of darkness at 1.30 am on Tuesday.
The newspaper also reports that observers noted a procession of vehicles with blacked-out windows leaving from the hospital’s side gate.
Two black SUVs helped facilitate the departure, with one blocking traffic so the other could move unobstructed.
In a statement released by the new parents, they described the birth as "emotional and extremely peaceful" and "the best experience of both of our lives".
Proud dad Jay-Z also welcomed his new bundle of joy to the world with a song called Glory.
Referring to his little girl, the rapper touchingly sings that "my greatest creation was you" before the track ends to the sound of a baby – thought to be his daughter – crying.