Twins marry / Nach der Geburt getrennt

BBC News reports (with a curious illustration of feet) a case of twins who were separated at birth and separately adopted and who only discovered their relationship after they were married. Hence annullment.

This has a touch of Siegmund and Sieglinde about it, and reminds me of the question as to whether English birth certificates have enough information on them.

This is all hearsay – told to the House of Lords by a peer who heard it from a High Court judge – so take it with a pinch of salt.

LATER NOTE: I traced the quote to Lord Alton of Liverpool on 10 December 2007 in the House of Lords Hansard, Column 101.

(Via John Bolch in Family Lore)

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