After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, attention focused on her successor, King Charles III, mainly on his swollen hands, which caused several comments, including concerns from the English media, but what disease or condition does the monarch of the United Kingdom have? Doctors both from Mexico and abroad have expressed their opinions about King Charles III's condition that causes his feet and hands to be swollen.
Physician Alejandro Macias, known for his research on influenza in the country, explained that King Charles III's swollen hands caught his attention, but he explains that it is not something new. According to the doctor, it is edema or better known as swelling. While the endocrinologist, Gareth Nye, explained that the edema or arthritis that King Charles III could suffer would be associated with age, however, it does not mean that he is seriously ill.
King Charles III jokes about his swollen hands
According to English media, the monarch himself has joked about the swelling of his feet and hands, which is not new, it is even said that he has had this condition since the birth of his firstborn, Prince William. According to his biography Charles, The Man Who Will Be King, the UK king joked with a friend about his swollen hands.
"I can't express how excited and proud I am. He does look amazingly appetizing and has sausage fingers just like mine," according to a missive sent to a friend after Prince William's birth.
What is edema and what causes it?
Edema is a condition in which fluid accumulates in tissues throughout the body, mainly in the feet and hands. The skin often looks swollen and shiny because of edema, which in turn is caused by various factors such as disease such as heart, kidney, or liver failure, or by the use of medication or a pre-existing condition.
What does the image of King Charles III represent for the United Kingdom?
After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III ascended to the throne of the United Kingdom. This Saturday he was officially named the new British monarch despite his low popularity. Although Charles III is a well-known figure to the British people, no one knows what kind of monarch he will become, even though some polls showed greater support for his son William. To his low popularity is added the low acceptance of his wife, Queen Consort Camilla, who is only loved by two out of 10 Britons.
Before becoming King, Charles was used to talking about controversial issues, something that British royalty is forbidden and now he will have to adapt to the neutrality of his position. As the new monarch of the United Kingdom, King Charles III will no longer have his passport or driver's license, in short, he will lose his rights as an individual. However, both he and his sons are known for flouting protocol, as he demonstrated when he allowed a woman to kiss him on the cheek, a forbidden act.
Nevertheless, King Charles III comes to a monarchy that has been relaxing its rules, so he is expected to be a ruler who is united with ethnic minorities and underprivileged groups. Royal biographer and historian Matthew Dennison says he believes King Charles III can be a "very successful monarch" despite the concerns of the people he spoke to while promoting his book.
Dennison, who published the biography ''The Queen'' about the late Queen Elizabeth II in June 2021, said he has given talks in Britain in recent years and was saddened that some people had the feeling that the then The Prince of Wales would not be up to the job of being king. Now it's just a matter of waiting to find out if King Charles III will be up to the job of mother Queen Elizabeth II, one of the most beloved monarchs in the U.K. and the world.