Days Before Her Passing, People Began to Speculate About the Bruising on Queen Elizabeth’s Hands

Shortly before Queen Elizabeth II’s passing, people took notice of a detail in one of the last known photos of Her Majesty.

The photo was taken when the Queen met Britain’s newly elected Prime Minister Liz Truss at her Balmoral castle in Scotland. This happened on September 6, and on September 8, news broke that the beloved Queen had passed away.

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Days Before Her Passing, People Began to Speculate About the Bruising on Queen Elizabeth’s Hands

Now, doctors are speculating what Queen Elizabeth’s appearance could have meant for her health. As you can see in the photo below, Her Majesty’s hands are discolored, almost like a bruise.

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ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND – SEPTEMBER 06: Queen Elizabeth II waits in the Drawing Room before receiving newly elected leader of the Conservative party Liz Truss at Balmoral Castle for an audience where she will be invited to become Prime Minister and form a new government on September 6, 2022 in Aberdeen, Scotland. The Queen broke with the tradition of meeting the new prime minister and Buckingham Palace, after needing to remain at Balmoral Castle due to mobility issues. (Photo by Jane Barlow – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

If anyone has had the privilege of watching their own grandparents or great-grandparents grow old, you may have noticed this type of bruising on them as well. 

NBC News senior medical correspondent Dr. John Torres told the Today Show via an email, the bruising could have been due to senile purpura. “As we age, our skin and the connective tissues underneath become more fragile so even a minor bump can cause this type of bruising,” Dr. Torres explained.

Senile purpura occurs in about 10% of elderly people. Dr. Adam Friedman, a professor and the chair of dermatology at George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, further added that the medical community prefers the term solar purpura.

He explained to Today that the term solar better describes the condition because “it typically occurs on the forearms and back of hands where the sun hits, but where the skin has gone unprotected from ultraviolet radiation over the years.”

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As Mamas Uncut previously reported, it has since been confirmed that Elizabeth’s son, Prince Andrew, and his former wife, Sarah ‘Fergie’ Ferguson will be caring for the Queen’s beloved corgis now that she is gone. A source told People that “the corgis will return to live at Royal Lodge with the Duke and Duchess. It was the Duchess who found the puppies, which were gifted to Her Majesty by the Duke.”

Andrew and Fergie are still friendly and still Iive together at their family home in Windsor despite being divorced. “[Fergie] bonded with Her Majesty over dog-walking and riding horses and even after her divorce, she would continue her great friendship with Her Majesty, by walking the dogs in Frogmore and chatting.”

Queen Elizabeth was gifted her first corgi in 1933, reports reveal. It was a gift from her father, the King. And throughout her lifetime, her Majesty owned over 30 corgis and dorgis.

Queen Elizabeth will be laid to rest following her funeral which is scheduled for September 19.

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