Queen Elizabeth II appeared to be showing physical signs of deteriorating health.
Despite being able to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s meeting with Prime Minister Liz Truss, royal fans are now more concerned about her health.
The monarch invited Britain’s new prime minister to her Balmoral Castle on Tuesday. Following Boris Johnson’s resignation, she asked the leader to form a new government. The dark blue bruise, unfortunately, overshadowed the special meeting on her right hand.
The New York Post and other news outlets shared photos of the meeting, zooming in on the 96-year-hand old’s while attempting to shake Truss’s hand.
Royal fans expressed their concerns on Twitter, asking whether the Queen is still in good health despite the health concerns. They also noticed Prince Philip had similar bruising before his death.
According to Buoy Health, the six most common causes of blue hands are pulmonary embolism, Raynaud’s Phenomenon, pneumonia, COPD, congestive heart failure, and peripheral artery disease.
However, one fan assuaged concerns by stating that people can have blue hands if they are already old.
“My mom and dad’s hands went like that, I think it’s to do with the skin becoming thinner with age and therefore more susceptible to bruises.”
Following the publication of the photograph, a royal expert stated that Queen Elizabeth II’s photos only serve to demonstrate that she is “fading away before our very eyes.”
Daniela Elser wrote an op-ed for News.com.au in June, highlighting the Queen’s deteriorating health during her meeting with New South Wales Governor Margaret Beazley.
She claimed the images were unremarkable compared to her status during her meeting with former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in June 2021.
Since last year, Queen Elizabeth II’s health has dominated the headlines. Following Prince Philip’s death, she appeared to begin experiencing various issues, forcing her to rely on her walking stick for the first time in 17 years.
According to a royal insider, she only wanted to use it for comfort, but it caused her more health problems. She has also missed royal engagements due to mobility issues. She even skipped the much-anticipated Platinum Jubilee celebrations due to “discomfort.”