It comes as medical experts speculate on what health conditions the Queen may have been suffering from after a final photo of the monarch revealed a concerning “bruise” on her hand as she swore in Britain’s new prime minister. GP Dr Deb Cohen-Jones, who analysed the photo taken in the Drawing Room at Balmoral Castle on Tuesday 6 September, It was a potential sign of what she may have been suffering from. “It looks like there is possibly evidence of peripheral vascular disease.
It’s a blood circulation disorder that causes the blood vessels outside of your heart and brain to narrow, block, or spasm,” Cohen-Jones said. “It can sometimes result in heart failure. If your peripheral circulation is that poor, organs aren’t receiving a good blood supply. It can be a sign of multi-organ failure.”
The prominent “bruise” on the Queen’s right hand in the image led to intense speculation during what would prove to be the last week before her death.
Royal commentator Angela Levin posed a question to Twitter after seeing the footage.
“Why has the Queen got such a large bruise on her hand?” Levin asked.
“I wonder if Her Majesty has been having injections.”
“The queen looks like she has a nasty bruise on her hand?” another social media fan commented.
“Looks like bruises you get from treatments and IV bruising,” another person speculated.
“She’s possibly on blood thinners, they can cause bruise-like markings. Also, her skin is much thinner due to her age,” another person suggested.
May she Rest In Peace