Beyoncé’s pregnancy photo most 'liked' Instagram post of 2017

Photo: @Beyonce/Instagram
Photo: @Beyonce/Instagram 

Beyoncé's iconic pregnancy announcement sent the world into a spin when it was posted to Instagram on February 2, so it's no great surprise that the snap has just been named as the most 'liked' image of 2017.

The image of Queen Bey celebrating her unborn twins was a visual feast of opulence and attracted a whopping 11.1 million likes pipping the next most popular, Cristiano Ronaldo's birth announcement, to the top spot by a comfortable lead of 126,000 likes.

Bey also scored the third most-liked post of the year with the only official photo of her newborn twins.

Babies ruled the Insta-likes this year, with four of the top five posts being bub-related snaps - and three of them featuring twins no less.

Selena Gomez, the star with the most followers on Instagram (131 million and counting) took out five of the top ten most-liked photos of the year.

1. Beyoncé's twin pregnancy announcement - 11,196,857 likes

2. Cristiano Ronaldo announces daughter's birth - 11,070,370 likes

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3. First look at Beyoncé's twins - 10,277,738 likes

Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today. 🙏🏽❤️👨🏽👩🏽👧🏽👶🏾👶🏾

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4. Selena Gomez's kidney transplant - 10,362,739 likes

I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery. And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org/ -by grace through faith

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5. Cristiano Ronaldo's twins - 8,258,370 likes

So happy to be able to hold the two new loves of my life 🙏❤

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