Queen Elizabeth II sparked concern from royal fans and pundits after she was spotted with the bruise at Buckingham Palace
Doctors have explained possible reasons why Queen may have been photographed with a large purple bruise on her hand.
The monarch, 92, posed at Buckingham Palace with Jordan’s King Abdullah and Queen Rania, and their son, Crown Prince Hussein.
However, many social media users expressed concern about Queen Elizabeth II’s left hand .
Clasped over the right hand, it appeared purple in colourful as if bruised or otherwise injured.
Reports released by doctors have suggested the bruise was most likely caused by a minor injury.
The publication claims the royal may be prone to bruises after a cataract was removed last year.
As people age, their skin gets thinner and they lose some of the fatty layer underneath that protects them from bumps and knocks.
They are also more prone to a fall.
Other causes were an injection, drip or blood-thinning medicine.
Tracy Edgar, a royal fan, had tweeted: “I love keeping up with Queen Elizabeth II but I’m concerned.
“Why does she have such a terrible bruise on her left hand? Did I miss something? But as always, she looks stunning!”
Another Twitter user said: “Did the Queen have a fall? What is wrong with her hands? I am concerned for her.”
Nevertheless, the Queen was well enough to fulfill her engagement with the Jordan royals.
Buckingham Palace refused to comment.
But Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty Magazine, said the late Queen Mother, who was treated for anaemia, often wore plasters on her hand.
“She wouldn’t make any attempt to hide it,” he said. “She would have a plaster with Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck on it,” he said.
“I’d say the Queen’s problem is thinner skin.”
Bruises usually take a couple of weeks to fade.