Beyoncé and Blue Ivy make a splash in matching swimsuits

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Like mother, like daughter – it looks like Blue Ivy Carter is taking after her gorgeous mum Beyoncé Knowles when it comes to dressing like an A-lister. The pair donned matching animal-printed swimsuits as they enjoyed a boat ride around New York City's harbour.

The singer and her mini-me, who were joined by Jay Z, scored high in the style stakes, both looking as fabulous as each other.

Beyoncé uploaded the Instagram snap on Saturday, proudly flaunting her famous curves in the picture. She completed her nautical look with a sailor's hat and sunglasses, while Blue Ivy covered up with a pink cap.

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Beyoncé matched her mini-me daughter Blue Ivy in a charcoal swimsuit

The Crazy in Love star simply captioned the photo, which gained one million likes in one day, with a heart-shaped emoticon. She followed it up with another close-up image of herself posing side on and smiling out to sea.

Beyoncé, 33, gave fans a glimpse into her family life, sharing another snap of the trio sitting at the back of the boat. Doting parents Beyoncé and Jay Z each wrapped an arm around Blue Ivy to protect her from the bumpy ride.

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The 33-year-old singer has previously said she felt "complete" after welcoming her daughter

The photo comes after the Texas-born singer posted a throwback photo of Blue Ivy in her younger years. The picture was taken during a magazine photoshoot Beyoncé did with Vogue, when her daughter, who is now three and a half, was less than a year old.

"The real cover girl 💙💙 My delicious Blue Blue at 11 months," she captioned the photo of the tot pulling a cheeky grin, and again matching her mum in a ruffled cream dress.

The real cover girl 💙💙 My delicious Blue Blue at 11 months.

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Jay Z and Beyoncé's little girl turned three at the start of this year

The mother-of-one has spoken openly about her joy at having a child and previously told Oprah Winfrey that she felt "complete" after welcoming her daughter in 2012.

"My story did not feel complete and I didn't know why but… after I gave birth I looked at my diaries and everything made sense," she said. "Everything just completely connected and I said now I know who I am… I wasn't complete before my daughter."