Credit: Beyoncé on Instagram

Believe it or not, Beyoncé and Jay Z’s little girl (and the future ruler of the known universe), Blue Ivy Carter, turns two years old in less than a week.

Born on January 7, 2012, Blue has spent her young life systematically winning over the world with well-timed photos of her feet and strategic appearances in the work of her almost equally famous parents.

With her authority as world’s most powerful baby rarely questioned (you got here too late, Prince George and North West) Blue Ivy looks to have no rivals when it comes to cuteness. That is, if you don’t count her own mother.

The only tot who could possibly compare to Blue Ivy is Baby Bey, as evidenced in a new throwback photo. Captioned simply “1983,” the photo shows lil Beyoncé gazing at the camera while chilling with her posse. Obviously she was already a star.

B is the same age as Blue in this childhood picture, and boy do they look alike! Mother and daughter have the same adorable hair, pretty pout, and spot-on fashion while Blue’s eyes remind us more of papa bear Jay Z. And so the reign of the Knowles-Carters continues into a new year.

Source: Beyoncé on Instagram

Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!