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Blue Ivy's stylist shares heartfelt message to her as she marks eighth birthday

Beyoncé's oldest daughter turned eight on Tuesday

Hanna Fillingham

Beyoncé and Jay-Z's daughter Blue Ivy turned eight on Tuesday, and was inundated with birthday messages from her famous family and friends, including her stylist, Manuel A. Mendez. Manuel shared a lovely photo of the eight-year-old on Instagram which had been taken during a Christmas photoshoot, and wrote: "Seeing you grow has been like watching the Blue skies pass by, so beautiful – Manuel A. Mendez. Happy 8th birthday. I love you." The stylist then went on to reveal details of Blue's dress, which was from Givenchy Kids. Beyoncé's father Mathew Knowles also posted a lovely never-before-seen picture of his oldest granddaughter on his Instagram account, who posed with a printed rucksack against an orange background. "Happy birthday to my beautiful and oldest granddaughter Blue Ivy. Love, Papa G," he wrote.

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Blue Ivy's stylist shared the sweetest message to her on her eighth birthday

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Blue is certainly growing up quickly, and was last pictured on New Year's Eve at a party she attended with her famous mum and US rapper Megan Thee Stallion, who shared photos of the trio from the night on Instagram. In the pictures, the little girl looked incredibly grown up dressed in a sparkly black dress, and had her hair straightened for the special occasion. Fans were quick to comment on the photo, with one writing: "Blue Ivy is growing up so fast," while another added: "Look at Blue, she's a mini Bey!" A third added: "Blue is literally the perfect mix of both her parents."

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Beyonce's dad Mathew Knowles also shared a previously unseen picture of Blue as he marked her big day

There is no doubt that Beyoncé is a doting mum, and the star gave an insight into her family life during a rare television interview with Good Morning America last year. She said: "Being a mother, my family is my biggest priority. It's not many films that the parents can come and feel the way I feel about The Lion King, and feel that and pass that legacy onto their kids." She also opened up about her surprise at finding out she was expecting twins in her Homecoming documentary in April, which reflected on her headlining Coachella. The Formation singer said: "I was supposed to do Coachella the year prior, but I got pregnant unexpectedly. And it ended up being twins which was even more of a surprise to me."

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Blue Ivy has made several public appearances with her parents, including at red carpet events and glitzy award ceremonies. She even featured in Beyoncé's music video for her single, Spirit. The twins, meanwhile, are still too young, as Jay-Z recently explained to Prince Harry while on the red carpet at The Lion King premiere in London. When the royal asked where they were, he replied: "They are not here. They don't come on every trip. We left them at home."

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