Queen health fears erupt as monarch’s bruised purple hands spark worry – PICTURES

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CONCERNS over the Queen’s health have erupted as the monarch’s bruised hands were pictured during a meeting with Nicola Sturgeon.

He said: “There are a few different reasons for why the Queen’s hands are so purple.

“A lack of circulation, frail skin, exposed veins, bruising, a leakage of blood to the tissue beneath the skin causing the colour.

“It could be cyanosis which occurs when there is not enough oxygen in the blood.”

Queen and Nicola Sturgeon

The Queen’s bruised hands have been spotted during a meeting with Nicola Sturgeon (Image: Getty)

Speaking to Metro, he added: “Blood which has a normal amount of oxygen is a deep red and means your skin is its normal colour, however low oxygenated blood is bluer which causes your skin to have a purple hue.

“It is known that cyanosis can develop quicker if the person has suffered a minor health problem, so this could be linked to her recent injury.”

She was also pictured with purple-looking hands in 2019, in an official photograph of her meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah and Queen Rania and their son, Crown Prince Hussein.

Queen and Nicola Sturgeon

The Queen met with Nicola Sturgeon in Edinburgh this morning (Image: Getty)

Buckingham Palace said she is suffering from “episodic mobility issues.”

The issues have meant she has been unable to attend many public engagements.

More recently, she chose to take a backseat during June’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

She has also been pictured using a walking stick at most events in recent months.

Queen and Nicola Sturgeon

In her meeting with Ms Sturgeon this morning, the Queen was pictured without the cane (Image: Getty)

But in her meeting with Ms Sturgeon this morning, the Queen was pictured without the cane.

The meeting was part of the Queen’s visit to Scotland for Royal Week.

It took place just hours after Ms Sturgeon pushed on with her plans to hold a second independence referendum.

She announced that the referendum would be held on October 19 2023.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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