By JODY THOMPSON
Mrs and Mr: Beyoncé, (L) and husband Jay-Z, (R) were enjoying a day out in the sun in London today
Pop's power couple might have spend the weekend getting their expensive footwear dirty at the Glastonbury festival - but Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z were back in the more familiar surroundings of the city today.
Beyoncé, who closed the three-day music event with a storming performance on the Pyramid Stage last night, looked none the worse for her onstage exertions as she arrived for a shopping spree today at Harrods in London.
The star was getting in some last minute bits and bobs before yet another gig, this time, her official UK album launch of new LP 4 at the Shepherd's Bush Empire tonight.
Tangerine dream: The star looked radiant and not at all tired following her breathtaking performance at Glastonbury last night
The Single Ladies singer has already attracted a star-studded crowd at the event tonight, including Tinie Tempah, Adele, Alexandra Burke, Alexis Jordan, JB from JLS and Jessie J, as well as fashion royalty Tom Ford and Stella McCartney.
Walk this way: Beyoncé was mobbed by fans as she arrived at the store
But as she prepared for the showcase tonight, she arrived at Harrods in Knightsbridge this afternoon in a sunny tangerine-coloured fitted dress.
Queen Bee, who was wearing summery white platform court shoes, was beaming broadly too - perhaps she'd been reading the reviews of her performance last night, which got a resounding thumbs up.
Sunny: The star's summery frock was perfect wear for what was the hottest day of the year so far in the UK
Job done: Perhaps the smiling star had read all the positive reviews after she was the first woman to headline Glastonbury in more than 20 years
She had also apparently recorded an interview for Piers Morgan's Life Stories during the day, so can't have had much of a lie-in following her incredibly energetic hour-and-a-half long headlining set at Worthy Farm last night.
Meanwhile, her rap star husband Jay-Z joined the likes of the Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge as he sat with the crowds watching Andy Murray beat Frenchman Richard Gasquet in straight sets at Wimbledon today.
The 99 Problems star was cool and casual in the oppressive London heat on what was the hottest day of the year so far in the UK, wearing a crisp military-style shirt and camouflage cropped trousers.
Game on: Jay-Z meanwhile spent his summer's day in London watching the Andy Murray match at Wimbledon - and seemed chuffed that the British No. 1 was through
He looked suitably laid back at the tournament in SW19, on what was being dubbed 'Manic Monday' for the amount of fourth round matches being held as the championship began its second week.
However, Jay is expected to be at the Empire tonight to support his wife for the official UK launch of her fourth album, called 4.
The record leaked on the internet more than a fortnight ago, but it will be the first time that Beyoncé has performed the majority of the tracks live.
She premiered a few last night at Glastonbury, including her recent single Run The World (Girls), 1+1, Best Thing I Never Had and End Of Time.
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Hello sunshine! Beyoncé looks radiant in bright orange dress as she prepares for UK launch of 4 - as Jay-Z has day at Wimbledon
By JODY THOMPSON