Queen Elizabeth took bed rest for a month due to spinal injury. After a month, she resumed her duties and hosted the Chief of Defence Staff, General Sir Nick Carter at Windsor Castle on November 19. The photos of Queen Elizabeth and Nick Carter are going viral online because netizens noticed a purple colour on Elizabeth’s hands.
Now, the questions on why Elizabeth’s hands are purple in colour are going viral on social media. In the photos, the monarch could be seen donning a floral dress and discussing with Nick Carter in the Oak room. After the news of Elizabeth’s purple hands went viral on social media, doctors explained that it is a very normal condition. According to Dr Jay Verma from the Shakespeare Medical Centre, “It might be Raynaud’s phenomenon or just really cold hands. The purple is due to deoxygenated blood.”
Dr Jay Verma further added that, “Purple hands can be caused by lack of circulation, frail skin, exposed veins, bruising, a leakage of blood to the tissue beneath the skin.”
A user wrote, “That happens when you get older. Veins are visible through the skin, which gives a blue sheen. I have the same, though I am far from 95.”
Another user commented, “The recent photos of the Queen with purple hands bring worry. I truly hope that she doesn’t push herself. Please, let the mother of our modern nation rest.”