THE Queen has sparked concern after being pictured with a purple hand in an official photograph.
The 92-year-old monarch yesterday hosted King Abdullah, Queen Rania and Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan at Buckingham Palace, and was seen smiling cheerfully for the snap in a ivory white, three-quarter sleeved dress.
But sharp-eyed royal fans were concerned to see Her Majesty’s left hand was a dark purple colour as she co-hosted the event with her daughter, Princess Anne.
Tracy Edgar tweeted: “I’m concerned. Why does she have such a terrible bruise on her left hand? Did I miss something? But as always, she looks stunning!”
However, Catherine Longstaff suggested this was a normal bruise, writing: “The lady is 92. At that age any little knock unfortunately turns into what can look severe bruises. The Queen is rather fab though isn’t she?”
The Queen is generally known to enjoy excellent health.
Concerns were last raised over when she pulled out of a morning service at St Paul’s Cathedral in June last year, but it later emerged it was due to a cold.
On a packed visit Jordanian royals also met Prime Minister Theresa May after attending the Jordan Growth and Opportunity Conference.
Mrs May yesterday pledged that the UK would underwrite a £188million World Bank loan to Jordan to help it borrow money at a lower rate and manage its national debt.
Approached by The Sun Online, Buckingham Palace said they were unable to comment on the matter.