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Kylie Minogue shares adorable family throwback picture as she celebrates Australia Day

Sharnaz Shahid

She shares a close bond with her brother and sister, so it was sweet to see Kylie Minogue post a candid throwback snap of the trio as she celebrated Australia Day on Thursday. Taking to her social media pages, the Australian pop star celebrated the national holiday by telling her followers: "With respect to the traditional custodians of our land and #love for my #home country!!!"

The rare childhood picture sees her posing with younger sister Dannii and younger brother Brendan as they build a sand castle during a family day out at the beach. Fans were quick to coo over the sweet snap, with one follower writing: "Love to see childhood pictures of yours. Thanks for sharing." Another added: "Good old Aussie roots.. Great to see you are still so grounded!! Happy Australia Day."

Meanwhile, Let It Shine judge Dannii also uploaded an old picture of herself wearing a T-shirt with the Australian national flag on it. In the caption, she wrote: "Paying respects to the traditional custodians of our land and celebrating what a great country we have this #AustraliaDay holiday. Great moment to stop and think what I love about Australia and how we can look after it together."

The sentimental posts come weeks after Kylie confirmed she will be taking on fiancé Joshua Sasse's surname when the couple tie the knot. The 48-year-old, who has been dating the 29-year-old British actor since 2015, revealed her plans in a new interview with You magazine. "Sasse is great name," she said. "Kylie Sasse is a great name. It's a great stage name. Kylie Minogue has never exactly tripped off the tongue. I'll definitely be taking Sasse but there will be Minogue in there somewhere. Taking a different name makes a statement."

Although a wedding date is yet to be announced, Kylie has vowed they will not to get married until same-sex marriage is legal in Australia. She recently took to Twitter to share her views in a heartfelt message, writing: "Beau @joshuasasse #loveislove We can say 'I Do' when you can too!"