King Charles
Mayukh Saha
Mayukh Saha
February 26, 2024 ·  3 min read

This Photo Of King Charles Is Going Viral After Someone Notices Something Unusual

Ever since his mum passed away in 2022 and King Charles III ascended the throne, there has been a significant amount of stress around his well-being. His appearance in old and new photos has also contributed heavily to the debate. Several pictures of the King went viral which show his hands as well as his feet to be heavily swollen and quite uncomfortable looking. King Charles has shown that he is aware of the issue, even if he has not publicly discussed the causes of this ongoing swelling. Notably, he called his swollen fingers “sausage fingers” in a hilarious way.”

An intriguing story from Prince William’s early years appears in Howard Hodgson’s book “The Man Who Will Be King.” It is said that around this time, King Charles made the amusing comment, “I can’t tell you how excited and proud I am. He does look quite appetizing and has sausage fingers just like mine.” Based on this finding, it appears that King Charles’ unique finger size was known before he became a father. His mother was drawn to its distinctiveness.

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When he was a kid, the late Queen Elizabeth II remarked King Charles’ fingers. Thinking back to Charles’s early years, Queen Elizabeth wrote to her piano instructor. Introducing her son, “The baby is adorable, and we are enormously proud of him. He has an interesting pair of hands for a baby. They are rather large, but with fine long fingers—quite unlike mine and certainly unlike his father’s. It will be interesting to see what they become.” One fan wrote on Twitter: “I’ve never noticed the hands of Prince Charles until this photo! Is he ok? They are so swollen.”  How did King Charles end up with sausage fingers?

Are King Charles’ Fingers Concerning And What Might Be The Cause?

King Charles has had swollen hands for a while, but it’s still unclear what the underlying problem is. Furthermore, the question emerges: Is there cause for concern? There might be several reasons for King Charles’ fingers and feet to regularly enlarge. There might be several reasons behind King Charles III’s swollen fingertips, which are sometimes compared to “sausage fingers.” These include sudden temperature swings, transient fluid retention, and even medical disorders like arthritis. A diet heavy in salt or elevated blood pressure may also be associated with the formation of such fingers. Together, these plausible explanations help to explain the fascinating phenomena involving his hands.

A close-up of Nick Charles' finger
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Joint tissues are affected by the medical disease known as arthritis. This is a long-term inflammatory disease that causes swelling in the joint lining, which results in pain, stiffness, and decreased joint function. According to the NHS, other symptoms include muscle atrophy and a feeling of weakness, along with warmth and redness in the vicinity of the afflicted joint. Although there is no known cure for arthritis, there are therapies including medicine and physical therapy that can help manage its symptoms. Although the exact nature of King Charles’ fingers arthritis is unknown, observant royal fans have noted that on occasion, the king’s hands become noticeably swollen when he goes to warmer countries.

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