Thursday 26 April 2018

Famous sisters... Middletons, Knowles, Obamas

Kate Middleton with the father Michael Middleton and Maid of Honour Pippa Middleton arrive to attend her Royal Wedding to Prince William.
Kate Middleton with the father Michael Middleton and Maid of Honour Pippa Middleton arrive to attend her Royal Wedding to Prince William.
Malia and Sasha Obama
Beyonce and Solange Knowles
Sisters Grainne and Sile Seoige
Sharon Corr

As Emily Hourican talks to well-known sisters about their relationships, Pat Fitzpatrick takes a look at some famous female siblings


Pippa's arse was a big hit at Kate's wedding back in 2011. But now it's fair to say that her best days are behind her. Says you. Although you wouldn't say she has hit rock bottom. Ah, stop. Pippa admitted last year that she couldn't compete with Kim Kardashian when it comes to posteriors. In fairness, there is no point in trying to compete with Kim on the Famous Ass Front. You're much better off giving her a wide berth. In fact, you have to give her a wide berth.

2 Knowles

Sorry, Mammy, it's nothing to do with Sonny. It's Solange and Beyonce. Solange made the news last year when she was caught on camera having a pretty violent spat in an elevator with Beyonce's husband, Jay-Z. We still haven't managed to find out what caused it. Maybe Jay-Z was having trouble writing a song and she tried to beat the rap out of him. "I'm in the ela-vay-ta, I'm not sayin' dat I haaayed ah, but things they gotta thaw, with my sista-in-law." That's rap for you now.

3 Obamas

Malia and Sasha made headlines for looking bored during their Irish visit in 2013. Hardly surprising, as the highlights included the Book of Kells and lunch with Bono. One is a small, precious item that's starting to show its age. And the other is the Book of Kells. The sisters were also brought along to a private Riverdance performance. Every parent needs something in reserve when timeouts and "you're grounded" stop working as punishments.

4 Seoiges

Grainne and Sile have the classic west-of-Ireland sultry look. Apparently this is due to survivors of the Spanish Armada. They were washed ashore in Galway and straight into bed with local women, who were shouting, "Stop the lights lads, did you see the eyes on your man Rodrigo?" Poor Donal and Gerry never stood a chance. This ethnic cross-breeding fest made one thing perfectly clear. There is nothing in the world you can do to get rid of freckles.

5 Corrs

Judging by the Corr sisters' sultry looks, it looks like some Armada survivors actually made it is far as Dundalk. It must have been a very big wave. Of course, Sharon was a judge on The Voice of Ireland. Two great things about that show. The fact that it's all about the singing voice. And trying to spot where the judges have placed their friends in the audience so they can mouth, "For God's sake don't turn around, she's a minger!"

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