Guinness World Records announced that after an exhaustive search, Edith Ritchie and Evelyn "Evie" Middleton have officially been recognized as the world's oldest living twins.

In a news release, GWR said the pair, from Aberdeenshire, Scotland, celebrated their 102nd birthday in November 2011.

The twins, whose maiden name was Rennie, were born on a farm near Newburgh on Nov. 15, 1909, when King Edward VII was on the throne.

Although not identical, their mother always dressed them exactly the same. After leaving school, they worked on farms before leaving to start their own families, according to the release.

Evelyn married William Middleton and had four children, 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Edith married Nathaniel Ritchie and had four children, nine grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and three-great-great grandchildren.

GWR said the sisters have remained close throughout their life and now live together at Bonnyton House care home in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Neither of the pair has ever traveled out of the UK.

When asked her secret to a long life, Edith said "simple living, hard work and a good husband."

The sisters were verified as being the new holders of the record after providing the necessary birth certificate and supplementary evidence needed by GWR for verification.

They succeed previous holders Lily Millward and Ena Pugh who were born on Jan. 4, 1910.