It’s common knowledge that it can be difficult to tell identical twins apart, but British sisters Lucy and Maria Aylmer have never had to prove their twin status.
At age 24, the sisters frequently had to show their birth certificates to establish their familial relationship.
When Donna Aylmer found out she was having twin girls in 1997, she sobbed tears of joy. However, as the twin girls were born, she took a long, hard look at them.
Lucy was one of them; she was the one with the red hair, blue eyes, and fair, freckled skin.
Maria, the second, was a brown-skinned, brown-eyed, dark-haired beauty.
How are these two young ladies related?
Lucy and her twin sister Maria were born to mixed-race parents in Gloucester, England; whereas Lucy has straight red hair, a light complexion, and blue eyes, Maria has dark skin, brown eyes, and curly hair.
In January of 1997, Donna, a half Jamaican, and Vince, a white man, gave birth to a set of identical twin girls, one white and one black.
Lucy recalled that her mother was in disbelief after the births of both of her children.
“So she had no idea that we were so different. When the midwife handed us both to her she was just speechless,” she said, as per the Daily Mail.
Lucy claims that she and Maria’s three elder siblings have similar complexion tones.
“But my grandmother has a very fair English rose complexion, just like mine.” says Lucy.
She added: “No one ever believes we are twins. Even when we dress alike, we still don’t look like sisters, let alone twins. Friends have even made us produce our birth certificates to prove it.”
The circumstances baffled Donna, the mother, and many other people, but the scientific explanation was simple.
According to the BBC, there is a 1 in 500 chance that twins born to a multiracial spouse will be of different races.
Lucy and Maria are fraternal twins because their parents used different sperm to fertilize their respective eggs.
One of the twins is pale while the other is darker because their mother, Donna, has genes for both light and dark characteristics.
In an interview with GMB, Lucy revealed that she and her sister protested having to dress alike when they were seven years old.
“They thought I was adopted and called me a ghost,” Lucy explains.
Maria, on the other hand, often wished she had been more like Lucy when they were kids.Copy
“I used to cry often. I had curly hair. I wanted my sister’s beautiful, red hair,” she says.
Maria is the more extroverted of the two; she attended Cheltenham College for both law and psychology, while Lucy went to Gloucester College for art and design.
Lucy explained: “Maria was outgoing whilst I was the shy one. But Maria loves telling people at college that she has a white twin – and I’m very proud of having a black twin.”
They’re as close as twins can be despite their many differences. They’ve accepted one another and their differences and have become the best of friends.
“If I have children one day, they may look like Lucy,” Maria says proudly.
The twin girls claim that their bond only grows stronger as they get older.
They no longer dress similarly or appear alike, but they both have the same stunning grin in my opinion.
It’s great to see these two beautiful young ladies again!
They seem to have a positive attitude toward life while facing challenges. They also demonstrate that one’s inner qualities are what truly matter.
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Despite the numerous rumors and speculations about their relationship over the years, these two continue to stun with their stunning good looks and unbreakable friendship.
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