The doctor revealed the reason behind the Queen’s hand appearing purple

A DOCTOR has revealed why the Queen’s hands appear purple this week.

The 95-year-old monarch was recently hospitalized and sprained her back, preventing her from attending events in person for more than a month.

The Queen's Hand appeared purple on Wednesday


The Queen’s Hand appeared purple on WednesdayCredit: PA
Your Majesty meets General Sir Nick Carter, Chief of the Defense Staff, at Windsor Castle


Your Majesty meets General Sir Nick Carter, Chief of the Defense Staff, at Windsor CastleCredit: AFP

She returned to her normal duties when she met General Sir Nick Carter, Chief of the Defense Staff, at Windsor Castle on Wednesday.

Meeting pictures in the Oak Room, the Queen’s drawing room, shows Her Majesty’s hands, which have turned purple.

Dr. Sarah Jarvis, Family Physician and Clinical Director of, told The Sun: “Most likely this appearance is due to poor blood circulation.

“One of the most common reasons why hands turn blue in cold weather is a condition called Raynaud’s, where the small blood vessels that supply blood to the hands and feet stop working.

“If the room was cold or she was out earlier, this could be the explanation.

“That happens because the oxygen in the narrowed blood vessels has been used up and more oxygen-filled blood is not getting in.

“Without oxygen, the blood will turn from bright red to a duller red with a blue tinge.”

Raynaud’s phenomenon is a problem that causes decreased blood flow to the fingers, which usually occurs between the ages of 15 and 25.

In later life, it is often secondary to other diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis or a thyroid disorder.

“There are other reasons for poor circulation, and thin skin in older adults can make the blue/purple expression more obvious,” says Dr.

Dr. Giuseppe Aragona, General Practitioner and Online Doctor for Prescribers, told Metro: “It could be cyanosis that occurs when there isn’t enough oxygen in the blood.

“Normal oxygenated blood is dark red and means your skin is a normal color, however low oxygen blood is bluer, giving your skin a purple color.

“It is known that cyanosis can develop faster if the person suffers from a minor health problem, so this may be related to her recent injury.”

Older adults can also get “senile purpura,” which is when large, bruised bruises appear more often on the skin because it’s more fragile.

However, the Queen’s hands did not appear bruised, her whole body was paler.

Sir Gen Carter also has hands that change color, which could indicate the room is simply cold.

Previously, heaters were pictured warming the huge rooms of Buckingham Palace while the Queen was in audience with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in 2018.

Your Majesty looked to be in good spirits at Wednesday’s event, after experiencing a related few weeks of poor health.

Royal followers are worried as she has now canceled four public engagements in a month.

She will make her first official appearance on Memorial Sunday to lead the nation in memory of the brave soldiers.

However, a statement from Buckingham Palace on Sunday morning read: “The Queen, having sprained her back, has decided this morning with great regret that she will not be able to attend Sunday’s Memorial Service. today at the Cenotaph.”

Reassuring the public, Boris Johnson said he met the Queen last Wednesday for an audience in Windsor and that “she is very well”.

Prince Charles also admitted on wednesdayHis mother will have to work hard in her old age but stay healthy.

When asked about the Queen’s condition, Charles, speaking at the Royal Scientific Society in Amman, Jordan, replied: “She’s fine, thanks a lot.

“Once you get to 95, it’s not as easy as it used to be. It’s bad enough at 73.”

The Queen has recently been advised by doctors to step back from official duties after a night in the hospital.

She visited Northern Ireland on a two-day trip but, as The Sun revealed, she canceled it on the advice of her doctors and has kept in hospital for examination.

She stayed overnight because it was too late to bring her home for a 26km trip, sources said.

It is understood that the back sprain was recent and unrelated to the doctor’s advice to rest.

Concern was first raised when she began using a cane in skirmishes at Westminster Abbey and the Welsh parliament in October.

But she is known for her strong constitution and, before being hospitalized, stood for more than an hour at a business summit in Windsor Castle.

Prince Charles gives an update on the Queen’s health, saying ‘When you turn 95 it’s not as easy as it used to be’

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