Beyonce broke an Instagram record when she announced her pregnancy on 1 February with a snap of her kneeling in front of a display of flowers cradling her burgeoning twin bump.
Alongside the image, which now has more than eight million likes, she wrote: “We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well-wishes. – The Carters.”
Not satisfied with sending the internet into a frenzy, spawning hilarious memes and briefly distracting America from the epic fallout from Donald Trump’s immigration bill, she shared more images from her pregnancy shoot on her website, where she proudly declared: “I have three heartbeats.”
There is no denying that her unique take on pregnancy photography, which includes nods to classic art and Egyptian queen Nefertiti, is visually stunning but what else was she saying?
Body language expert and psychologist Judi James offers IBTimes UK her insight on the messages Queen Bey was hoping to convey with her photo shoot.
50s style glamour
The daybed screams “goddess” and the whole pose looks rather dreamy and classical. But then there is the very modern bra that steals the show without fitting into the overall Greek goddess lounge-wear theme. Read more