Her fans may insist she is the queen of pop.

But Beyoncé looked more like the queen of Egypt during a comeback performance at the weekend.

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With a tall headdress and flowing robe, the singer evoked Nefertiti – the wife of an Egyptian pharaoh famed for her beauty.

The 36-year-old took to the stage at Coachella festival – held in the Californian desert – after enjoying a year-long break to have her twins, Rumi and Sir Carter, last June.



Along with her jewel-encrusted regal bodysuit, she also strutted out in a glittering pair of fringed cowboy boots, later wowing the A-list crowd with a PVC corset and matching heels.

Her two-hour set included a reunion with her former Destiny’s Child bandmates, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. She was also joined on stage by her rapper husband Jay-Z (48), with whom she shares another child, six-year-old Blue Ivy.

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Eager fans had been waiting since the Grammy awards last February to see the American singer perform. She pulled out of Coachella last year due to her pregnancy.