Supporters of the British royal family became worried for Prince Charles‘s health after pictures from his official appearance in London surfaced online.
The 72-year-old heir apparent to the British throne recently made a memorable appearance in the “Prince of Wales” pub and enjoyed a glass of beer.
However, after pictures of Prince Charles holding the pint started circulating the Internet, a lot of fans of the royal could not help but notice that his hands appeared to be unusually puffy.
As a result, many social media platforms were flooded with people wondering why the hands of Queen Elizabeth II‘s eldest son looked so inflated, as one user stated on Twitter: “I’ve never noticed the hands of Prince Charles until his photo! Is he ok? OMG they are so swollen”.
Following the uproar of worried fans, NHS issued a statement online that gave tips on how to deal with oedema, a condition that causes extra fluids to get trapped in the body’s tissues.
According to NHS, the increased amount of fluids in the limbs could be the result of one remaining stationary for lengthy periods of time or the consumption of high amounts of salt on a regular basis.
This is hardly the first occasion when the state of the Prince of Wales’s hands has raised concern, as back in 2012, the Prince of Wales laughingly stated that he had “sausage fingers” when the public took notice of his arms.
Prince Charles’s hands also made headlines in 2019, when they again appeared to be swollen during the royal’s trip to India, but their condition was explained with the higher temperatures and the lengthy travel.
Whether his fingers are swollen or not, Prince Charles already has a firm grip/hand on the throne despite being not yet king.
It has been confirmed by a reliable royal source that Prince Charles has taken drastic measures to make sure that his brother, Edward, does not get the Duke of Edinburgh title that was passed down after Prince Philip‘s death.
More than 20 years ago, Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, took the decision that Earl of Wessex would inherit the title when the moment came.
The insider claimed Prince Charles has refused the dukedom to his brother, and the decision was expected as he is busy assessing his future.
A source told The Sunday Times: “The prince is the Duke of Edinburgh as it stands, and it is up to him what happens to the title. It will not go to Edward. Edinburgh won’t go to them (the Wessexes) as far as the prince is concerned.”
Prince Charles, who also holds the titles Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay, might break the pledge his parents made by holding it for himself, give it to another royal, or eliminate it.
Recently, Prince Charles angered Prince Harry and Meghan Markle by deciding that his grandson, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, will never become a prince.