Beyonce has shared the first picture of herself with her twins to celebrate them turning one month old.

The US singer also confirmed they are called Sir Carter and Rumi – which had been rumoured after she and husband Jay-Z filed a trademark for the names.

The picture showed the 35-year-old mother-of-three and the twins draped in a purple floral sheet, while she wore a blue veil.

It clocked up more than two million likes on Instagram in an hour.

Beyonce wrote: “Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today”, with a string of emojis of prayer hands and a woman, man, little girl and two babies.

As well as the twins, Beyonce and rapper Jay-Z are also parents to five-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy.

The style of the image, in which Beyonce stands in a garden barefoot in front of a floral archway, echoes the photoshoot she used to announce her pregnancy on the network. That post, in February, became the most-liked in the history of Instagram.

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