New mum Beyonce Knowles dresses down for day out with Blue Ivy

Beyoncé Knowles made her first public appearance with baby daughter Blue Ivy this weekend.

The singer – who wore leather leggings, a beanie hat and sunglasses for the trip – carried her little girl in a baby carrier harness to meet dad Jay-Z in downtown Manhattan.

Beyoncé kept Blue – snuggled up facing her mum – wrapped in a leopard print blanket, later swapping it for a plain black one.

The 30-year-old and Jay-Z, 42, announced the arrival of their first child on 7 January via Beyoncé‘s website.

‘Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven,’ they wrote.

‘She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7lbs and it was the best experience of both our lives.

‘We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support.’

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