The 72-year-old heir to the throne was making the rounds, visiting businesses that had reopened since Covid restrictions have been eased. However, when Prince Charles posed with a pint of bitter, the focus shifted to his appearance. Having joked about his “sausage-like” fingers in the past – when he had travelled to Australia for a tour in 2012 – the latest snap of him has got tongues wagging again. One concerned follower Tweeted: “I am worried about Prince Charles. His hands are incredibly swollen and red.”
Symptoms of oedema
- Swollen or puffy arms or hands
- Shiny, stretched or red skin
How to ease the swelling
“Try raising your hand above your head while you open and close your fist,” advised the NHS.
Another technique is to massage the hand “towards the body” using firm pressure.
To illustrate, a massage would start at the fingertips and move towards the palm.