The Queen has been seen for a second time with what appears to be a bruised hand.
The 92-year-old hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the investiture of the Prince of Wales.
Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were all in attendance.
The monarch was wearing white dress with purple polkadots all over, paired with a purple blazer and brooch.
Last week, some royals fans raised concern on social media after the Queen was seen with a purple left hand.
While Buckingham Palace have not commented on the matter, cardiothoracic surgeon Dr Nikki Stamp told Yahoo Lifestyle there could be a number of reasons why the Queen’s hand was purple.
“As we age, we are more prone to bruises as our skin becomes more fragile,” she explained. “Our skin becomes thinner as it loses some of its elasticity and collage.
“We also lose fat below the skin, both of which is protective against little knocks and bumps.”
“She may be on blood thinners and has bruised easily,” Dr Jill Forer also told Yahoo Lifestyle. “Her skin may just be thin and fragile.”
The doctor also suggested that she could have had a senile wart or had something burned off, meanwhile anther doctor said it could also have been caused by a “circulation issue”.
She also noted both of the Queen’s hand’s are “very red”.
“[It] could be a vascular condition or inflammation like vasculitis,” Dr. Forer said.
Her Majesty, who turns 93 in April, is generally in good health, and her purple hand did not prevent her from continuing her royal duties.
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