Why Queen Elizabeth II had her right hand bruised in her last public image

Queen Elizabeth II received last Tuesday, September 6, the new Prime Minister of England, Liz Truss, to commission her the formation of a new government. He did not do it at Buckingham Palace, as tradition dictates, but at Balmoral Castle, in Scotland, where this time the traditional hand-kissing was held due to his “mobility problems” ya your delicate state of health. It would be the last official photograph of him before to die on Thursday 8 at the age of 96.

Just like reported JALEOS, the Royal House only released three images of the act with which she is already the fifteenth prime minister (the first was Churchill). In one of them, the monarch appears dressed in a kilt, a wool jacket and a pearl necklace, stretching out her right arm to shake Truss’s hand while she leans on a cane with her left. In the photograph it was also possible to see how the Queen presented a significant bruise on the back of the hand.

According to medical sources explained to EL ESPAÑOL, the cardinal seen in the snapshot is a consequence of his advanced age and the medical care to which she was subjected in her last moments.

[La reina Isabel II, bajo supervisión médica por su delicado estado de salud]

“Most likely, that bruise appeared after taking a peripheral line. It is something very common in older peoplePeripheral IVs are used to deliver fluids or medications to patients. They use a short, small plastic catheter that passes through the skin into a vein—either in the hand, elbow, or foot.

“Older people have a lot of capillary fragility, the blood vessels are very fragile and break easily. If they have put a line, it is likely that they have done some damage and a bruise has formed there,” confirm the specialists consulted for this newspaper. This problem is not exclusive to the elderly, but also occurs in younger patientsalthough it is true that the frequency is much lower.

Another possibility that is being considered is that the monarch could be taking some type of anticoagulant medication such as Sintrom. The use of this type of drug also favors the appearance of bruises.

Elizabeth II, 96, was the longest-serving sovereign in the history of the United Kingdom. Despite having enjoyed enviable health throughout her life, the monarch herself also had some —anecdotal— ailments. In February of this same year, without going any further, Covid-19 passed with mild symptoms. In 2003 he had to undergo surgery after tearing the cartilage in his right knee, and much earlier, in 1994, he was admitted to hospital after falling from a horse and breaking his wrist.


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