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Twitter Users Think Prince Charles' Hands Look 'Very Swollen' in Recent Photos

Joe Akins
Jul 15, 2021
12:30 P.M.
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Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla, stepped out for a lavish night out, but eagle-eyed fans spotted something unusual about the 72-year-old's hands in the pictures which were shared from the night.


The lives of royal family members are often closely followed by their fans and followers, especially senior royal family members, including the Queen, Prince Charles, and the Cambridges, William, and his wife, Kate Middleton.

The year has been tough for royal family members as they have had to cope with the sad death of the late prince Philip and Harry's fractured relationship with his brother William. But, recently, fans had another reason to be alarmed.

Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince Harry during the commemorations for the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images



Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, appeared alongside his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, for a night out in a lavish party for a conservation charity founded by Mark Shand, the Duchess of Cornwall's late brother.

The event was attended by over two hundred guests and was hosted by the Elephant Family at Lancaster House in London. The 72-year-old Prince Charles spoke on behalf of two of his charities that collaborated to host the event; Elephant Family and British Asian Trust.


During his speech, the father of two warned against the increasing distance between the human and animal world, which he alleged was partly responsible for global struggles like COVID-19.

True to his style, the Prince of Wales looked stunning, rocking a navy pinstripe suit completed by a light blue patterned tie. Pictures from the event were shared on the official Twitter page of the 72-year-old.


Some eagle-eyed fans were quick to spot something unusual about Prince Charles' hands and concerned that his hands were swollen. A concerned follower reacted, writing, "I feel that his hands are swollen. Is he suffering from something?"

Another follower affirmed the suspicions, adding that the hands looked like they hurt. Unfortunately, there is no official comment from the royal family concerning any health challenge the Prince of Wales might be currently battling.



Concerns over Prince Charles's health are coming days after a royal expert claimed the 72-year-old plans to hand over one of Prince Philip's most cherished titles to his grandson, Prince Louis.

The title of the Duke of Edinburgh has long been thought would be heading to Prince Charles' younger brother, Prince Edward, but according to a royal expert, Richard Kay, Prince Charles had other plans.


According to the social commentator, Prince Charles plans a major restructuring of the royal family once he ascends the throne. The planned changes are to accommodate the trends of the modern world.

One of the changes the 72-year-old is allegedly planning is to see fewer members of the royal family hold titles. This new move would mean only Prince Charles and his direct family will be holding key titles.

Prince Charles and his brother Prince Andrew are said to have a fractured relationship, and sources within Prince Charles's camp believe he has no intention of seeing his brother succeed their father as the Duke Edinburgh; instead, he favors Prince Louis.



Earlier this month, Prince Charles and his mom, Queen Elizabeth, were notable absentees during the unveiling of a statue dedicated to the late Princess Diana in honor of what would have been her 60th birthday.

Most followers of the royal family were disappointed not to see the 72-year-old, who shared an acrimonious relationship with Diana, absent in the unveiling.


According to reports, the Prince of Wales chose not to attend the ceremony as he did not want to be a source of distraction. He wanted his sons, William and Harry, to enjoy the moment as they honored their mom.


Just like the rest of the world, Prince Charles looked forward to the reunion of his sons during the unveiling of Princess Diana's statue.

Princess Diana and Prince Charles pose with their sons Princes Harry and William on board royal yacht Britannia during their visit to Venice, Italy, 6th May 1985 | Photo: Getty Images

Sources close to the 72-year-old noted that the fractured relationship between his sons had been a source of concern to him. But, like many fans of the royal family, Prince Charles will be hoping his sons can mend their rift.