“Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today,” the songstress, 35, captioned an image on Instagram – holding the tiny tots while wearing a Palomo Spain ensemble in a shot that evoked the same themes as the stunning maternity photo she and her rapper husband used for their double baby announcement in February.
Besides it being their first public photo, Beyoncé’s post was also the first time the names of her twins were officially confirmed. In June, trademark documents for the twins’ names had been filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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Of course, Beyoncé’s fans were not ready for the surprise.
— Nihal Lahlafi (@NiihalDln) July 14, 2017
me: I’m so tired. I think I might go to bed soon.
— Frank Costa (@feistyfrank) July 14, 2017
Discovering the pics early in the morning on Friday meant some were going to be late for work.
Sorry I’m late for work there are pictures of beyonce twins goodbye
— magen (@magenmorris) July 14, 2017
— BlueRumiSirAuntie (@OshunDeep7) July 14, 2017
Or not do any work at all.
Imagine asking me to do anything at work tomorrow but stare at Beyoncé and her twins all day
— Ira Madison III (@ira) July 14, 2017
But they had to spend some time analyzing everything about the shot — even if Bey’s flawlessness meant questioning their own abilities.
— Cristine (@Owl_ofthewoods) July 14, 2017
Fans were shook.
Us when Beyoncé dropped the photo of Sir Carter and Rumi: pic.twitter.com/mQFdqoTPnA
— THE TWINS (@BeyPanther) July 14, 2017
One even changed her mind about starting a family of her own one day.
Friend: do you ever want kids some day?
Me: nah, I’m not into the idea of being a mom.
*Beyoncé has twins*
— Andrea Jenkins (@AndyNoelJnks) July 14, 2017
And the photo’s already reached legendary status.
Beyoncé unveils her twins for the first time, c.July 2017 // The East Wall of the Ara Pacis, c. 13 BCE pic.twitter.com/HZtxD3jXKR
— .x kuro (@kurogato) July 14, 2017
Turned Botticelli’s Birth of Venus into Birth of Sir Carter and Rumi pic.twitter.com/ddvqxfiMcX
— REiDESiGN.co (@TheGraphicsGawd) July 14, 2017
Mostly, though, people came to just bow down to their queen.
Me when Beyoncé post the twins. pic.twitter.com/TCtY2qxMh2
— Green Chyna (@CORNYASSBITCH) July 14, 2017
— Claudette (@Princess976) July 14, 2017
MY QUEEN SLAYING BEFORE BIRTH, DURING BIRTH AND EVEN AFTER BIRTH #beyoncetwins
— Belieber/Army (@BTS_BritishArmy) July 14, 2017
Beyoncé is alive, glowing & showed us the twins….nobody can ruin my day except her & the twins pic.twitter.com/O4LTCrg0de
— Dji (@swarovskitits) July 14, 2017
Beyoncé has spoken/posted. The twins are here. The twins have BEEN here. ❤️. Sir and Rumi Carter. ❤️❤️ We’re not worthy!!!
— the HON. Kev Allred (@KevinAllred) July 14, 2017
WE GONE CELEBRATE BEYONCÉ AND HER TWINS ALL DAY AND ALL WEEKEND! IF YOU DONT LIKE IT THEN DONT GET ON SOCIAL MEDIA . pic.twitter.com/h9mSbUxz5I
— jc.✨ (@joyalynise) July 14, 2017
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Beyoncé’s family also got in on the conversation, wishing Bey the best.
“Beautiful!” added Matthew Knowles on Twitter. “#ProudDad #ProudGrandDad #Beyonce.”
Minute before dropping the picture, Beyoncé joined JAY-Z for a super low-key appearance at a Los Angeles event celebrating Roc Nation artist Vic Mensa. The paired looked happy and relaxed and not at all like exhausted new parents who’d welcomed two new members to their family a month prior.
from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/babies/beyonce-jay-z-twins-social-reaction/