Oldest living sisters Dorothy Richards and Marjorie Ruddle clock up 213 years

 

Two centenarians were recognised yesterday as the world's oldest siblings.

Dorothy Richards, 108 and her sister Marjorie Ruddle, 105, celebrated their achievement with a tea party at the Peterborough nursing home where Ms Ruddle lives. Ms Richards lives at a care home in Stamford, Lincolnshire.

A spokesman for Guinness World Records confirmed they had the "highest combined age of two living siblings" at 213 years, three months, and 27 days.

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