Queen Elizabeth's bruised 'purple' hand leaves public worried about the monarch's wellbeing
Her Highness took center stage in the official pictures of the meeting, but when people tried to get a clearer view of the Queen's hands, they looked strangely bruised and purple
Talk about worrisome! Queen Elizabeth met with the King of Jordan, Abdullah II, and Queen Rania, during a visit to the Buckingham Palace yesterday, but it looked like the British monarch wasn't feeling so good after all. While the 92-year-old seemed in good spirits, a purple mark on her hand left people worried.
Her Highness took center stage in the official pictures of the meeting, but when people tried to get a clearer view of the Queen's hands, they looked strangely bruised and purple, giving people reason to fear for her well-being. The mark on her left hand appears to be clasped or closed in the official photos, reports Daily Star.
As soon as the picture went public, well-wishers of the monarch rushed to social media, where they asked what happened to her Majesty and offered messages of support. One commenter said: “What is wrong with the Queen’s hand?”
Another added: “What’s the Queen done to her hand and looks like a sore on her leg bless her?” While a Royal fan chipped in: “I love keeping up with Queen Elizabeth 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.”
However, despite all the concerns for the Queen's well-being, the monarch was able to carry out her duties on that occasion. As per previous reports, the Queen has been, of late, handing away a lot of her official duties to family members, in the hopes of making a smooth transition when Charles becomes King.
Just last month, she handed the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, four major responsibilities by making the pregnant Duchess the patron of four organizations. Two of the patronages, The National Theatre and The Association of Commonwealth Universities, were passed on to Meghan by the Queen, while the other two were created for her.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently expecting their first child together who is due in spring. The Queen handed many patronages to Prince Harry as well, including patron of the Rugby Football Union and the Rugby Football League. Meanwhile, Kate Middleton took on the role of patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
The Duke of Cambridge Prince William was made a patron of the Football Association, while the Duchess of Cornwall was made a patron of Battersea Dogs Home and Barnardo's. At present, more than 3,000 charities have a member of the royal family as a patron which include the likes of Welsh Rugby Union and Save the Children UK.