Beyoncé posted a picture of her baby Blue Ivy Carter on her Tumblr showing her 18 month old daughter wearing a tiny crown. Blue Ivy wears the purple crown at a jaunty angle, probably inspired by her parent's Beyonce and Jay Z's daring dress sense.

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Beyonce at the Zeigfield Theatre, New York

The 'Single Ladies' singer also posted a picture looking into her daughter's crib whilst Blue Ivy gives her an affectionate prod on the nose. Others shows a toddler sized cream dress and Beyoncé modelling tiny pink shoes - evidently for Blue Ivy!

Beyoncé posted these pictures amid news that her father, Matthew Knowles, has decided to sue a British tabloid over their reports on their relationship, according to E!

The suit, filed by Matthew Knowles on Tuesday 25th June, claims The Sun newspaper "knowingly and maliciously misrepresented [his] relationship with his daughter, Beyoncé, and with his granddaughter".

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Matthew Knowles is suing The Sun, according to E!

Matthew Knowles further claims The Sun's articles have been "personally damaging" and that their decision to part ways, in terms of business, was a mutual decision. In a statement made at the time Beyoncé said "He is my father for life and I love my dad dearly".

The relationship between Beyoncé and her father allegedly soured when Matthew stepped down as her manager in 2011. Her father and mother were both instrumental in her success, Matthew managed Destiny's Child and her mother, Tina, designed costumes for the girl group.

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Blue Ivy Carter's father, hip hop star Jay Z