Queen’s “blue hand” raises health concerns at Liz Truss’ reunion

There are renewed health fears for Queen Elizabeth II following the release of photos showing the monarch meeting with new British Prime Minister Liz Truss.

The 96-year-old summoned the Conservative politician to Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Tuesday, where he formally asked her to form a new government following the resignation of Boris Johnson.

The queen has appointed 14 prime ministers over the course of her 70-year reign, with ceremonies usually taking place at Buckingham Palace.

Tuesday marked the first time His Majesty has appointed a prime minister in Scotland amid speculation that he was too fragile to return to England for the ceremony.

Photos of the meeting were later released to the public, with the alarm immediately raised by what appears to be a dark blue bruise on the queen’s right hand.

Hundreds of concerned royal observers took to Twitter to express concern, with an inscription: “What is happening to the queen’s hands? All blue and purple? “

The Post reached out to the Queen’s press secretary for an official health update.

Royal observers have expressed alarm over new photos showing the queen sporting what appears to be a dark blue bruise on her right hand. The 96-year-old monarch’s health has been the focus of attention in recent months.
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The queen is pictured meeting Liz Truss on Tuesday.
The queen is pictured meeting Liz Truss on Tuesday. “What is happening to the queen’s hands? All blue and purple? ”Asked a worried Twitter user.
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However, several chairside doctors took part on Twitter. “The queen seems to be suffering from circulation problems … her hands are blue,” one wrote.

“My mother and father’s hands were like this, I think it has to do with skin becoming thinner with age and therefore more susceptible to bruising”, another replied, trying to calm the fears of the fan.

Dozens of others said the longtime monarch looked “fragile” with one share a photo from his swearing in ceremony with Johnson in 2019 in an effort to highlight how his appearance has changed in three years.

The concerns come less than three months after a royal expert said photographs show the queen is “vanishing before our eyes”.

Queen Elizabeth II holds a staff in her hand as she prepares to meet Truss at Balmoral Castle.
Queen Elizabeth II holds a staff in her hand as she prepares to meet Truss at Balmoral Castle.
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In late June, Daniela Elser wrote an editorial for the Australian outlet News.com.AU, saying the images of the queen greeting New South Wales Governor Margaret Beazley were “alarming to say the least.”

The shots showed Elizabeth II wearing a bright yellow dress smiling and shaking hands with the Australian politician inside Windsor Castle.

Elser says the images are meaningless until compared to photographs taken of the queen in a similar dress in June 2021, when she met former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

“The difference is truly amazing,” wrote the royal expert. “Over the next 12 months, her Majesty would appear to have become noticeably more stooped, much leaner and overall she appears to have shrunk.”

The monarch is pictured greeting New South Wales Premier Margaret Beazley at Windsor Castle last June.
The monarch is pictured greeting New South Wales Governor Margaret Beazley at Windsor Castle last June.
The Queen greets Scott Morrison, the then Prime Minister of Australia, to the UK last June.
The Queen greets Scott Morrison, the then Prime Minister of Australia, to the UK last June.

The Queen’s health has been on the front page since October last year, when she was spotted using a walking stick for the first time in 17 years. An insider said at the time that her assistance was for her “comfort”.

Her Majesty was hospitalized later that month and consequently canceled a trip to Ireland before returning to royal duties.

In May, a statement from Buckingham Palace revealed that the queen had “reluctantly” skipped a royal engagement due to “mobility issues.” The decision was made in “consultation with her doctors,” according to the palace.

The queen is depicted during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.  She was forced to withdraw from several scheduled appearances due to
The queen is depicted during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. She was forced to withdraw from several scheduled appearances due to the “discomfort”.

Meanwhile, in June, the monarch missed Royal Ascot for the first time since his coronation seven decades ago.

She also withdrew from events during the massive Platinum Jubilee celebrations due to feelings of “unease”.

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