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Royal shock: Fans fear for King Charles’ health

Fans spotted a worrying detail during his Coronation
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The king has royal fans concerned he could be suffering from yet another concerning health condition after fans spotted a worrying detail during his Coronation. 

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During his Coronation fans couldn’t help but notice his swollen fingers, with many worried there could be underlying health conditions. 

Now an expert, Dr Gareth Nye, a senior lecturer at the UK’s University of Chester has joined the conversation, revealing to the Daily Star that there were many possible causes.  

Dr Nye suggested it could be due to Oedema or Arthritis. 

“Oedema is a condition where the body starts to retain fluids in the limbs, normally the legs and ankles but also in the fingers, which causes them to swell,” he said. “Oedema is a common condition and mostly affects people over the age of 65 as the ability for fluid control is restricted.” 

“Arthritis – another common condition in the over 60s. It often affects three main areas in the hand – the thumb joint or either joints in the fingers,” he added. “Fingers usually become stiff, painful and swollen and although medication can help with the pain, the swelling can remain.

“Uncommon causes may include high salt diet leading to fluid retention, certain medications can rarely lead to swelling as a side effect such as with blood pressure medications or steroid medications.”

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Fans were worried for the King during his Coronation. (Credit: Sky News)
King Charles Hands
(Credit: Getty)

It’s not the first time the King’s fingers have been a concern. He was photographed with extremely swollen hands last year, prompting questions over whether he’s been left with lingering issues after battling coronavirus.

And that wasn’t the first time Charles has been seen with this unhealthy-looking affliction.

While visiting India in 2018, onlookers couldn’t help noticing both his hands and feet appeared very inflamed and puffy.

Charles was attending a meet and greet at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib – a Sikh house of worship – to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, when photographers captured the images.

Although it’s not clear if Charles has any underlying health concerns, puffy and swollen feet can be caused from flying on planes – and the prince had travelled nine hours to India.

Prince Charles
While visiting India last November, onlookers couldn’t help noticing both his hands and feet appeared very inflamed and puffy. (Credit: Twitter)

Despite his acute affliction, Charles didn’t let it prevent him from carrying out his royal duties, and afterwards, he visited the Indian Meteorological Department in New Delhi, Express reported.

The occasion marked his 10th official visit to India, where he undertook a two-day visit to New Delhi to strengthen the ties between India and the UK.

Prince Charles
Although it’s not clear if Charles has any underlying health concerns, puffy and swollen feet can be caused from flying on planes – and the prince had travelled nine hours to India. (Credit: Getty)

On another occasion in 2018, Charles’ hands appeared extremely dry with a large welt, which led to some speculation he might be struggling to heal or suffering from poor circulation.

What’s more, in 2012, Charles even had joked about having “sausage fingers” while visiting Australia, suggesting that the issue wasn’t serious.

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