By night, she is 'Queen Bey', an unstoppable female force selling out arenas around the world on her new tour — by day, Beyonce is first and foremost a devoted and doting mother.
The superstar singer was spotted making the most of some down-time with little Blue Ivy and Jay-Z on Thursday, as the Carters enjoyed family time together in Paris.
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Make-up free, Beyonce let her natural beauty shine through as she headed out with her husband and daughter for lunch at the Septime restaurant, where the couple showered Blue Ivy with affection.
In rare and touching moments of candour, rapper Jay-Z was seen planting little kisses all over his daughter, lifting her into the air and even pulling silly faces to keep her entertained.
Blue Ivy, who is 15 months old, is looking more and more like her famous mummy. Dressed in a t-shirt, jeans and pink and black high-top trainers, the adorable youngster took everything in with her beautiful big brown eyes as her parents took turns carrying her.
The couple were no less affectionate with one another, with Beyonce seen resting her chin on her husband's shoulder as they made their way to the table.
The previous evening, the singer had performed at the city's Palais Sport Bercy. She has spoken openly in the past about balancing her career with motherhood.
"At some point it's very important to me that my daughter is able to experience life and run through sprinklers and have slumber parties and trust and live and do all the things that any child should be able to do," she told Vogue. "It's very important to me."