Queen sparks health fears with new photos as fans spot worrying detail that ‘isn’t a good sign’

Queen Elizabeth II leaves Sandringham House after a reception with representatives from local community groups
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The Queen has sparked health fears amongst fans with photos of her recent royal outing as they spotted a worrying detail they believe “isn't’ a good sign”. 

The Platinum Jubilee 2022 bank holiday celebrations might still be several months away, but the Queen has now marked the 70th anniversary of her officially becoming the monarch following her father’s death. Having returned to Sandringham in Norfolk ahead of this bittersweet occasion, she marked the day itself in private and reflected on “difficult times” in a new message. However, the day before Accession Day, the Queen was pictured at Sandringham House as she met with representatives from local community groups for a reception.

They celebrated the start of the Platinum Jubilee year, with The Firm set to reunite in June for a packed schedule of events. However, whilst many people were thrilled to see Her Majesty, others were left concerned after spotting this detail in new photos from the day. 

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Taking to Twitter, one person posted a sweet snap of the Queen wearing a deep green cape-style coat as she stood outside Sandringham House, holding a walking stick, sky-blue scarf and practical black handbag. 

But it was her leg that caught their attention, as they anxiously wrote, “That grey patch on her left leg...I hope she didn't hurt herself. It's really good to see her!”

“That leg is also more swollen. Not a good sign. Lost even more weight. God bless her”, someone else commented, echoing this sentiment. 

However, despite their fears, many other people were quick to reassure their fellow fans that bruising can happen more easily in later years and isn’t necessarily a cause for concern. 

Queen Elizabeth II cuts a cake to celebrate the start of the Platinum Jubilee

“My darling father is 86 and his arms and legs bruise with just a slight knock. Sharp as a tack still. Remarkable lady and such a wonderful role model. Love her to bits!” one person wrote.

Whilst another had a similar reaction as they explained, “My mom got to the same age, and she permanently had bruises in every place you could think of, as the skin becomes so fragile it bruises at the slightest touch.” 

“She really is fantastic for someone who is fast approaching her 96th birthday,” someone else shared, before going on to add, “Her mind is so sharp & she is remarkably physically fit for her years. We have been blessed to have her.”

Queen sparked health fears after recent appearance, seen here celebrating the start of the Platinum Jubilee

Their reassurances reflect the St John Ambulance website which also explains that elderly people can bruise easily. The Queen is set to celebrate her 96th birthday in April and so it seems likely that these fans are right with their suggestion that any bruising is associated with age and not a huge cause for worry.

Though the Queen sparked health fears, the touching concern and delight from so many at seeing the Queen attending engagements shows the huge impact she's had as fans look forward to the Platinum Jubilee events.

Emma Shacklock
Senior Lifestyle Writer

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, Goodto.com, and My Imperfect Life.