Beyonce Celebrates Birthday On Mediterranean Cruise With Jay-Z And Daughter Blue Ivy

5 September 2012, 10:30 | Updated: 5 September 2012, 11:03

The '1+1' singer enjoyed a quiet birthday celebration with her immediate family on a private yacht.

Beyonce and Jay-Z celebrated the 'Love On Top' singer's birthday yesterday with a private family cruise around the Mediterranean.

The 'Run The World' star turned 31 on Tuesday (4th September), and husband Jay-Z kitted out their private yacht with balloons and streamers to celebrate the occasion, alongside eight month-old daughter Blue Ivy.

Beyonce was pictured relaxing on the boat's deck with a glass of wine while wearing a simply blue and white jumper paired with some shorts, while 'Empire State Of Mind' rapper Jay-Z opted for a pale blue sweater and some beige chino shorts.

The couple enjoyed some downtime to mark Beyonce's birthday while playing with daughter Blue Ivy, who was decked out in a blue and white dress for the celebrations.

The 'Countdown' singer received a flood of birthday messages on Twitter yesterday with the likes of Chris Martin, Gwyneth Paltrow, Michelle Williams and Jay-Z's mother Gloria Carter all posted tweets to mark the occasion.

View a picture of Jay-Z and Beyonce enjoying the latter's birthday on a cruise yacht below (Credit: WENN):

Over the weekend Jay-Z and Beyonce both attended the former's Made In America music festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where Jay-Z performed on Saturday night (1st September).

US rapper Trey Songz revealed to Capital yesterday that he would have no idea what to get Beyonce for her birthday so would instead just send her a bunch of flowers.

Beyonce has been working on her fifth studio album for several months and is expected to announce details of new music sometime in the near future.