So, Lydia and Irene — who, like Kate and Pippa have a younger brother (Charles, 24) — won’t be short of a bob or two.Nonetheless, Lydia claimed, aged 18, that her famous surname ‘doesn’t have an effect’, insisting: ‘We’re just like any other family.’The Middleton family might own a party planning business, but the Fortes know how to throw a bash, too.Check out the gold tassels and leg-lengthening lace up style of these shoes.We can even imagine a bride wearing them on her wedding day!As heiresses to their father’s hotel dynasty, they are already a staple fixture on the social scene, their aptitude for self-promotion propelling them to the top as fast as those ‘likes’ on their carefully crafted Instagram pictures tot up.The girls are the granddaughters of Lord (Charles) Forte, who started his business with a single diner in London’s Regent Street in 1935, before building an empire of 1,000 restaurants and 800 hotels.
They're from the Aquazzura Johanna Ortiz collaboration, which is a match made in heaven.
Lydia is pictured left and Irene right There's nothing we love more than stylish sisters.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Beyonce and Solange Knowles, Paris and Nicky Hilton, Kate and Pippa Middleton... This time it's high society hotel heiresses Lydia and Irene Forte who have caught our attention.
Meanwhile, Lydia is bar and restaurant development manager and travels ‘at least once a week to all our Rocco Forte Hotel properties’. The sisters recently set up Map My Future — an ‘upskilling’ phone app for employees in the hospitality industry.
Irene says the business was born out of a desire ‘to prove ourselves.