'BRUISED BADLY!' Picture of Queen’s 'purple' hand triggers flurry of health concerns
The image was posted on the Royal Family’s Twitter account, with the Monarch dressed in a lovely white gown and joined by her daughter Princess Anne, who dazzled in an emerald dress suit. The image was captioned: “Today The Queen, with The Princess Royal, hosted Their Majesties The King and Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, @KingAbdullahII and @QueenRania, and their son The Crown Prince at Buckingham Palace.” Though fans clocked something unusual about the picture as they shuffled closer to their screens. A close-up of the picture showed the 92-year-old was sporting a nasty bruise on her hand, which had turned a dark shade of purple.
One commenter, Tracy Edgar, said: “I love keeping up with Queen Eliabeth II but I’m concerned.
“Why does she have such a terrible bruise on her left hand. Did I miss something? But as always, she looks stunning!”
Catherine Longstaff replied: “The lady is 92 at that age any little knock unfortunately turns into what can look severe bruises. The Queen is rather fab though isn’t she???”
Liam Edwards posted: “Her hand OK?”
He added a close-up of her hand to show other Twitter users.
Another commenter replied: “My worries exactly? She’s bruised badly for some reason.”
Another suggested she might have burned her hand and after commenting on Queen Rania of Jordan’s beautiful pink dress, added “By the way – what happened QoE’s hand – she burnt it by mistake. Nasty one.”
Another commenter added: “What’s wrong with the Queen’s hands?”
A final comment read: “Look at Queen Elizabeth’s hands. They look red and bruised. Like someone was trying to find an artery.”
In the image, the foursome, joined by the King and Queen of Jordan’s son, Hussein, all smiled for a photo together, which saw Queen Rania look chic in a beautiful gown and purple heels doing the family’s visit to Buckingham Palace.
Concerns over the Queen’s health last surfaced the previous summer when she pulled out of a morning service at St Paul’s Cathedral on June 28 at the last minute.
Buckingham Palace said the Queen was too “under the weather” to attend the event, with it later emerging she had a cold.
She was back to work on July 2.
Express.co.uk has approached Buckingham Palace for a comment.