Charles’ large fingers had been noticed by the Queen from birth

Charles III’s fingers, which have made headlines since he became king, were special from birth.

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Charles, 73’s fingers, which appear particularly swollen, have been the subject of online mockery in recent days, with some montages replacing them with sausages.

However, it seems that this peculiarity has been observed by Queen Elizabeth II herself since the birth of her first child on November 14, 1948.

The young queen even shared it with her music teacher in a letter she wrote him, stating that “he had a pretty interesting pair of hands for a baby,” reports the Sun tabloid.

“The baby is really cute and we are extremely proud of him,” she added.

“They are quite tall, but with long, slender fingers, very different from mine and certainly not their father’s. It will be interesting to see what becomes of them. I still have a hard time believing I’m having a baby myself!” the Queen wrote of Charles.


Charles in 1951 | AFP archives

Charles III therefore had long and rather large fingers from birth, but the swelling seems to have occurred in recent years.

He even joked about it once, calling his fingers “sausage” during a 2012 tour of Australia.



According to observations, his fingers become particularly large when he sits on a plane for a long time or travels to hot countries.

The cause of this peculiarity has never been officially revealed, but a British doctor, Dr. Gareth Nye explains that it can be caused by water retention or age.

“Edema is a condition where the body starts to hold fluid in the limbs, usually the legs and ankles but also the fingers, causing them to swell,” he told The Sun.


He also noted that older people can develop the disorder if they sit for long periods of time.

according to dr Nye, arthritis is another possible cause of sausage fingers.

He added: “Arthritis – another common condition in people over 60. It often affects three main areas of the hand – the thumb joint or one of the finger joints. Fingers usually become stiff, sore, and swollen, and although medication can reduce the pain, swelling can persist.

Other causes can include a high-salt diet or certain medications designed for high blood pressure.

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