Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles
Queen Elizabeth II is photographed with Prince Charles at a reception to mark the 50th anniversary of the investiture of The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace in London on March 5, 2019. Getty Images/Dominic Lipinski

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles were photographed with disturbing hands.

Daniela Elser, a journalist from News.com.au, noted that the Queen and the Prince of Wales were pictured two weeks apart where their hands appeared different than the usual. Queen Elizabeth II posed for a photo with King Abdullah and Queen Noor of Jordan with bare hands, and the shot revealed the Queen’s massively bruised left hand.

Her Majesty’s purple hand worried a number of royal fans. They were concerned with how the monarch ended having bruised hands. Some of them also wished the monarch speedy healing.

Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth II with Queen Rania of Jordan and King Abdullah II of Jordan during a private audience at Buckingham Palace on Feb. 28, 2019 in London. Getty Images/Yui Mok

Elser noted that what makes Queen Elizabeth II’s photo more interesting is that she’s used to wearing white gloves and hats. However, in the said photo, the Queen opted to not wear any, revealing her bare hands that appeared purplish.

Queen Elizabeth II wasn’t the only royal with controversial hands. Just a few weeks ago, Prince Charles met the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards following their return from Afghanistan at Elizabeth Barracks in England. Many noticed that the heir’s hand was swollen. Elser described it as “very swollen and red, like chorizos that had been relentlessly boiled.”

According to Elser, it was actually not the first sighting where Prince Charles’ hands were swollen. Based on her photos on Getty in the past couple of years, Prince William and Prince Harry’s dad’s hands have been “getting more and more puffy.”

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Prince Charles is served a drink by Maggie Cooper as he meets members and family of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards following their return from Afghanistan, at Elizabeth Barracks, Pirbright Camp, on Feb. 19, 2019 in Woking, England. Getty Images/Kirsty Wigglesworth

It remains unknown if Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles’ hands are indications of any serious illness, but it’s a gentle reminder that the senior royals are “both getting on in years.” There have been rumors that the Queen is already prepping her eldest son to take over the monarchy in the next few years.

Also, there have been discussions about their health. Netizens have been asking if Prince Charles will outlive Queen Elizabeth II. Many believe that the Queen will still live in the next 10 years, but the Prince of Wales will still outlive her considering the family’s impressive “aging” genes.

In case Prince Charles dies before Queen Elizabeth II, his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, will be the Dowager Duchess of Cornwall. She will still enjoy royal accommodation as courtesy and will be a “wealthy widow“ because she will have revenues from the Prince of Wales’ businesses and other ventures.